Elevation: 5,052 ft
GPS: 34.832, -111.759 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Will Cobb on Apr 11, 2006 with improvements by Trevor Bowman
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Description

The Church Wall consists of the routes to the left of the Watchtower. The lines are clean and fun.

Getting There

Turn off Highway 179 onto Chapel Road heading east. Before reaching the gate and Chapel of the Holy Cross parking area, park in a pullout on the north side of the road. Walk through the chapel parking area and pick up a climbers trail on the eastern edge of the parking area.

Follow the climbers trail about 1/4 mile until it intersects with a wide, well maintained mountain bike trail. Follow the bike trail for another 50 to 100 yards until you are below the large roof that marks Castles in the Sand. At this point look for a wash to your left that cuts straight up towards the cliff. At the top of this wash there is a short 4th class cliff to scramble up. Once on top of this cliff walk to the right end and pick-up the trail again. From this point the trail heads more or less straight up to the cliff base. The Religion Wall is to the right of the Watchtower and the Church Wall is to the left.

Once below the Watchtower, scramble up and left to the ledge below the Church Wall. Drop your packs on any flat spot and scope your line.

This approach takes between 30 and 45 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Church Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Genesis
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Follow Your Bliss
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Castles in the Sand
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Genesis
 32
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Follow Your Bliss
 19
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Castles in the Sand
 22
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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