Prospector Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Prospector Wall
|Anything Helps S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Borrowed Time S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Butler Did It, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Golden Boy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Honeypepper S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Hors d'Ervish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Ingenue S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Kissing Bandit S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Leland's Eleven S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Love You Long Time S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Stairstepper S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|GPS:||48.662, -120.531 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||5,747 total, 48/month|
|Shared By:||Zachary Winters on Mar 4, 2008|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
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Description"Featured edge climbing on mostly vertical limestone (or lime-silicate rock), many of which start from a ledge system offering a slightly exposed feel. Overall, this is a great crag consisting of many routes in the 5.10 range" Ryan Triplett
The cliffs at Prospector tends to be just less than vertical, broken by small roofs that tend to run the width of the cliffs. The rock has been described as sandstone with limestone deposits. Whatever it is, it forms sheer slabs with many square in-cut holds and blocky roofs.
Prospector is in a gorgeous setting and the views down the Methow Valley can't be beat. All of the climbing is S facing, so expect generally warmer temps than Fun Rock and less morning shade than Matrix, though it can catch a nice breeze. If the weather is deteriorating at the Mazama store, there's a good chance it's raining at Prospector.
Getting ThereDrive West from the Mazama General Store (Lost River Road) until the road turns to gravel. Continue on this road past the "S curves" until an obvious cliff band is seen on the right side of the road with a scree slope below. Park on the left shoulder just W of the clearing where you can see the cliff. If you travel over the single lane bridge (Robinson Creek), you have gone too far. Please drive SLOWLY, this road gets heinously washboarded.
An approach trail is marked by a cairn, and often a sign in box (please use this).
Follow the trail up to the cliff, which will take you between Nugget and Recess walls.
This page was originally set up by Ryan Triplett on Mar. 4, 2008. Unfortunately, Ryan died later that year. For more info about him, see
Classic Climbing Routes at Prospector Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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