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Lower Wall Rock Climbing
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DescriptionBeautiful spot with a creek below it. To date there are two walls both of which face west northwest. There are not many climbs and none of the climbs make it into the classic category but you can have a nice day. The lower and tallest wall is maybe 70 feet tall but has a big break about 2/3 of the way up it.
The upper wall is roughly 50 feet tall at and is much more climbable with overhanging jug hauls from 5.8 to 5.11.
To the best of my knowledge this small area was discovered and probably first climbed by Ray Ringle. He and some friends top-roped most of the lines on the upper wall and may have done the same on the lower wall as well. He tried to convince me to set it up for leading but I declined until recently. A single route Venezuelan Mafia 5.11+ was put up on the lower wall by Luis Cisneros and Christian Espanol.
Getting TherePark at the Sunset Trail parking area which is just opposite Butterfly Trail just past Bear Wallow around milepost 22. Take the road right behind the sign showing the trail. follow this down just past a turn to the right. Rocks will be blocking the road here. Continue past the in the road 100 feet or so then take the road down to the left. When you reach the drainage find the trail and follow it downstream staying right next to the stream. You will pass a short lichen covered cliff with a roof. The next wall down is what the lower wall. Work around the right side and up to reach the other cliff.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Wall
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