The Long Walk Wall Rock Climbing
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|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Closures ending July 31:
Batman Rock, Batman Pinnacle, Lightning Rock, Checkerboard Rock - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Sundance - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
The Book Area: Left Book, The Bookmark, Bookmark Pinnacle, and the entire Book formation (including Renaissance Wall, Isis Buttress, Pages Wall Area, and J-Crack Slab Area)-nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Thunder Buttress and The Parish - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Twin Owls and Rock One - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Cathedral Wall - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
When closed, the closures include the named rock formations and the areas surrounding the base of the formation. This includes all climbing routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation.
Areas not listed are presumed to be open. These closures will be lifted or extended as conditions dictate.
- **THIS CRAG IS ACTUALLY NEVER CLOSED.***
The Long Walk Wall is a backcountry crag at around 9500' with excellent rock, beautiful crack lines, great views, and a lengthy approach. Anyone who's done a route on the right side of Sundance, or come down the gully descent from Sundance, has seen this small, steep wall off to the East. It's located directly above (North of) the Parish, and below and right (Southeast) of The Sundance Needle. As visible as it is by Sundance climbers, we found no evidence of previous activity.
The Long Walk Wall faces Northwest. The sun doesn't hit it until almost 2:00, making it a good late spring and summer destination, although early spring and fall afternoons are well within reason. There are currently eleven routes on the wall with room for a couple more independent lines and a few variations. The routes are between 60 and 100 feet in length and range from 5.8+ to 5.11+.
Walking this far for a single pitch crag is not going to be everyone's cup of tea but, if you make the effort, you will be rewarded. You get splitter cracks on excellent, and unique, Lumpy granite in a secluded setting.
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