Elevation: 5,288 ft
GPS: 34.595, -112.418 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: BCramer on Jul 2, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Easy access, good rock and an abundance of routes serve to make this Watson Lakes most popular climbing destination. Several long ridges of rock radiate westward from the lake's shore and on most of these you'll find routes to climb. There is a mix of sun and shade. Summer/early fall can be hot, but in the few hours before sundown it can be suprisingly nice. Late fall, winter to spring is often excellent.

Getting There

Hike north from the north boat ramp using one of the trails mentioned in the Watson Lake overview.

26 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Shore

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
Mr. Grinch
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 17
Party line
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 5
Family Ties
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 36
Quartz Movement
Trad, Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Hour of Power
Trad, Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Hard times
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Time Slot
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Pump and grind
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Ice Breaker
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Monarch
Trad, Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 3
Pick of the litter
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 5
Feeling a LIttle Thor
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Totally Hammered
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Sinister Exaggerator
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mr. Grinch Pavilion Wall
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Party line Pavilion Wall
 17
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Family Ties Pavilion Wall
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Quartz Movement Time Zone
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport, TR
Hour of Power Time Zone
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR
Hard times Pavilion Wall
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Time Slot Time Zone
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pump and grind Pavilion Wall
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Ice Breaker Thor's Wall
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Monarch Thor's Wall
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Pick of the litter Pavilion Wall
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Feeling a LIttle Thor Thor's Wall
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Totally Hammered Thor's Wall
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sinister Exaggerator Thor's Wall
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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