Elevation: 522 ft
GPS: 49.644, -123.212 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on Apr 21, 2007 · Updates
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Description

The Petrifying Wall feels unique in Squamish. It's a long crag of rope-stretching, dead vertical climbs on super compact fine textured granite. The climbs are mostly sport, but a few of Squamish's best trad lines are here. The sheer number of high quality hard sport climbs on this one crag is impressive: at least 6 at 5.13, 25 at 5.12, 21 at 5.11. Several newer 5.10s have been added to this cliff more recently to warm up on. The climbing style here - technical climbing on small edges with long reaches.

The easiest climbs at Pet Wall are Heavy Petting Action and Cougar One Bite Brownie, both 10a, at the far western end of the cliff. Among the most popular Pet Walls climbs is Pleasant Pheasant at 5.10d. Burning Down the Couch at 5.11d is considered one of the best. Flingus Cling gets high marks as an introductory 5.12b and Flight of the Challenger is a trad testpiece at 5.12c and you might well see people on it.

Getting There

Walk along the trail around Browning Lake, past the picnic benches and past the trail leading up to Zoe. There's a fairly obvious trail that heads west to the south of Zoe, goes over a little rise and the curves south. You'll know when you've arrived. It's about 15 minutes from the parking lot.

29 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Petrifying Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
A Cougar One Bite Brownie
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Heavy Petting Action
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Even Steven
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 143
Pleasant Pheasant
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Underwire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Food Frenzy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 44
No Name Road
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Elastic Man
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 55
Burning Down the Couch
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 50
Black Water
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Youth Gone Wild
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 24
The Flingus Cling
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Flight of the Challenger
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Animal
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Cougar One Bite Brownie
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Heavy Petting Action
 47
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Lost Art of Keeping A S…
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Even Steven
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pleasant Pheasant
 143
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Underwire
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Food Frenzy
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Name Road
 44
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Elastic Man
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Burning Down the Couch
 55
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Water
 50
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Youth Gone Wild
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Flingus Cling
 24
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Flight of the Challenger
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Animal
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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