Description

This is an area of steep fractured basalt that receives sun all day except for early in the morning. It is one of the oldest and most developed sport climbing areas at Vantage and grades are solid. Since there are less than a dozen routes, a few groups here seems like a crowd.

Getting There

After going through the main tunnel to the Sunshine Wall head down and left to the most Southeastern crag. This should only take 5 minutes from the main trail.

14 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Powerhouse Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Violator
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Take Hold of the Flame
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
House of Pain
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Pile Driver
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Poop Chute
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Horsepowered
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Death from Above
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
King of the Ruins
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Violator
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Take Hold of the Flame
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
House of Pain
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pile Driver
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Poop Chute
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Horsepowered
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Death from Above
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
King of the Ruins
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
the Powerhouse gets A+ for order. Oct 31, 2014