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Routes in Grand Wall Base Area

Aged in Oak T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Apron Strings T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Arrowroot T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Exasperator T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flake, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Flex Capacitor T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ghostdancing T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jingus the Cat T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Knacker Cracker T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Merci Me S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Moving to Montana T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Peasant's Route T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rutabaga T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Seasoned in the Sun T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Turnip T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

As with the Grand Wall Area, the Grand Wall Base Area faces west, but as many of the routes are shorter, there is a lot more shade from the forest. This area runs from the Dihedrals area in the south to the University Wall are in the north.

The routes tend to be steep slab/face and beautiful cracks.

Helmets are highly recommended as the face above holds popular routes and trails. Stuff does come down somewhat regularly.

Getting There

See the Grand Wall Area description for the most direct approach. The area can also be approached by walking along the trail that follows the base of the Chief from the Campground in the south to the Apron in the north.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand Wall Base Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Turnip
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 69
Merci Me
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 166
Seasoned in the Sun
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 166
Apron Strings
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 166
Arrowroot
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
The Flake
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Jingus the Cat
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Flex Capacitor
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 379
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Peasant's Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
Rutabaga
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Knacker Cracker
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Ghostdancing
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Turnip
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Merci Me
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Sport 2 pitches
Seasoned in the Sun
 166
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Apron Strings
 166
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Arrowroot
 166
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Flake
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jingus the Cat
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Flex Capacitor
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Exasperator
 379
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Peasant's Route
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Rutabaga
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Knacker Cracker
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Ghostdancing
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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