Prospect Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||33.632, -116.641 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||mschlocker on Oct 29, 2006|
|Admins:||Colin Parker, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
The prominent crag on Butterfly Peak. This wall can be seen from the road and is quite impressive in size at about 180 feet tall. Many steep and unique climbs with a mix of face, crack and stemming, mostly in the 5.10-11 range with a few moderates in the mix. Most climbs involve a combination of bolts and gear so make sure to bring a light trad rack.
There are more crags off the approach trail worth a look.
Special thanks to Kelly and Kendall Vaught, and Frank Bentwood who's industrious efforts beginning 2002 made this area a very worthwhile outing.
A 60 Meter rope is just barely suitable for some of the rappels. Bring a 70 or 80 Meter rope if you have one.
Exit Butterfly Peak Road from the 74. Left on Table Mountain Road. The first non-driveway on the right is a one-lane private drive (listed on Google Maps as Pathfinder Rd). Park on Table Mtn. Road and walk up the private drive to a dirt road heading left towards the hills. Follow this road to a gate where it becomes a wide trail. Walk for about 10 minutes and stay left at the first trail junction, entering a sandy wash that leads into a erosion feature like a tiny canyon. Don't make any turns through this area and continue straight past the pine tree at the head of the "canyon". You will then take a left at two Y's in the trail that come back to back. After another few minutes you'll arrive at a spot with a placard describing the mining history of the area. Take a right here. You will eventually pass one gold mine and then take a trail on the left at a bend just before the second gold mine. After about 10-15 minutes on this trail you will come to the top of a small hill with lots of boulders on it. Look for cairns here and exit the trail to the left and over the rocky hill. Follow the cairns to the center front of Prospect Wall. If you miss this trail exit, you can also approach the wall from the wash that the trail crosses a bit later (there are also some cairns here, including a big one just off the trail, but you have to look closely through the bushes). Total approach time is an hour or a little longer. Enjoy the scenery and mining history!
See the topo photo for details.
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