Observatory Wall (Upper Tier) Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Observatory Wall is the tier of rock above the Runway, on Early Wall. North-facing and shaded (good in summer). Reach these climbs by climbing the Runway (Lower Tier) routes below them, usually continuing past the anchors through a blocky section to a higher belay at the base of the Observatory Wall routes. Due to loose rocks, you can't easily/safely traverse very far along the base of the upper tier.
To descend, some climbs may require a 70m rope, 2nd rope, or shenanigans, or walk off to the left. Check the route descriptions to see the best approach pitches, and to see if you'll want a 2nd rope.
It's worth it, the rock quality and views are great.
Classic Climbing Routes at Observatory Wall (Upper Tier)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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