Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details


Smaller wall that lies in the wash and is home of 4 moderate sport routes. Is mostly shaded past noon. The wall is sharp grey limestone.

The routes from left to right:

Lost and Found - 5.9+
Where's my Dog - 5.8
Nighttime Shenanigans - 5.8
Just the Tip - 5.10b

Getting There

This cliff lies up wash from Yellow Pine Wall. It lies directly in the wash and is about 2 min from Yellow Pine Wall. Follow the trail from the Mary Jane Falls parking lot and cut across into the wash. Follow the wash until the wall is reached on the left hand side of the wash. 15 min approach.

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Its nice to have moderate routes to warm up on. Lots of fun, easy to find and just around the corner from Yellow Pine. I will caution the crag is new and there are some small loose rocks. Jul 16, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed these climbs and wish to see more moderate routes like this at Mt. Charleston. The routes at Walla Walla Wash are well bolted and have a clean movement to them. Jul 17, 2011
Great routes for moderate climbers. Very fun routes, great movement and really easy to find. You can also practice repelling from the top. Good spot all around Jul 17, 2011
fun climbing, great location, and well set routes..respect Jul 29, 2011
marc rosenthal
Canyon Lake, TX
marc rosenthal   Canyon Lake, TX
I think you have your grades mixed up. Based on the routes and lengths listed, these are basically grade II. Aug 15, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
a fine warm-up crag that is blessedly easy to find and serves as a great landmark for finding yellow pine (and a great warmup for the routes there as well!).

great find. Aug 20, 2011
At least one or two of these are retrobolted ground-up mixed routes. I think they will get a lot more traffic now that they have tons more rap-installed bolts on them, but there were mixed routes that were considered finished on this wall back when, and now there are sport routes. I talked with some of the guys that probably put these up, they did a lot of random routes around this canyon, never bothered to report them as they weren't that exciting. Wonder what the more recent bolters' process of trying to contact the original first ascentionists was like? My bet-no call, no mention, hope nobody notices. Check the varying age and style of the bolts on this wall. BTW looks like possible hardware store bolts on some of these newer placements. Would be interested to hear where the recent bolters picked up their gear... Nov 3, 2011

Nice 4 route wall. I thought the gear looked pretty new on the left two routes. plenty of room for shade and sun. Nice open base to belay without obstacles. Mar 16, 2013

First time out at Walla Walla Wash & got a first onsigh lead on Nighttime Shenanigans. Great place to get used to climbing outdoors. Aug 3, 2013
Kevin Heckeler
Las Vegas, NV
Kevin Heckeler   Las Vegas, NV
Couple quick notes from an experienced out of towner.

The approach is longer than 15 minutes unless you're sprinting and not ever looking up/around at how awesome the area is.

Does this wall ever get any sun? We were there around 10AM today and the rock was ice cold (about 50F in the shade), and the shadow only got longer. Fingers were numb two bolts up! lol

Only did one route, was lots of fun/great movement, quality rock, and bolting was perfect. May 11, 2015
Fun cruizer climbs here. Easy to find and access and thankfully in the shade around midday. I'm not a fan of the bolt job though. Overall, location is good. Some of them are well placed and seem solid where others are obviously horrible placements on what looks like hardware store bolts. There's a "disclaimer" on many of these climb descriptions that the bolting was for first ascent purposes only, but if you're gonna bolt something, do it right or don't do it at all. Its nice to have easy routes, and I appreciate the effort, but the responsibility is still up to the bolter not to screw up the job. No one is thinking about how cool the first ascent was as they are jiggling the top bolt. Please practice bolting somewhere that matters less. Jun 27, 2018