Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 33.632, -116.641 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: mschlocker on Oct 29, 2006
Admins: Colin Parker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

A prominent slab on Butterfly Peak. This wall can be seen from the road and is quite impressive in size. Many steep slab climbs, 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 Meter rope if you have one.

Getting There

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 straight at the first trail junction. Then you'll take a left at the second and a right at the third. You should stay aware of your relative position to the wall (which you can see from the beginning) and generally take a WNW bearing. You will pass one gold mine and then take a small trail 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 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 will be about an hour for your first time, perhaps 45 minutes on subsequent trips. Enjoy the scenery and mining history!

See the topo photo for details.

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