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Elevation: 1,629 ft 497 m
GPS: 30.5077, -98.8198
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News Wall is located on the right side of the Backside of the Main Dome. Using the Echo Canyon trail, it's the first of the four Backside walls that you'll encounter. News Wall is also the smallest of the four with most of the routes under half a rope length. All but two of the climbs require gear, and most have anchors at the top. "Sweat" is one of the best climbs at the grade (5.7) in the park.

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News Wall is the shortest walk of any of the Backside walls. Follow the Echo Canyon trail through the Main Dome - Little Dome saddle, down the draw, and through the boulders at the bottom. There is a well used hiking trail that leads out from the boulders, loops to the right (northeast), and continues around the entire dome. Follow the trail to the blue climbers trail and turn right. The trail will deposit you under “Sweat.” There are two climbs immediately right of “Sweat,” while the remaining routes are to the left. There is a climbers trail that runs along the base of the wall and can be used to access the other walls along the Backside.

12 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at News Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 215
Sweat
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
 6
Baba Wawa
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 109
Pro Sweat
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 20
Mercy Street
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sweat
 215
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Baba Wawa
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X Trad
Pro Sweat
 109
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mercy Street
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
More Sweat
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
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