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Routes in The Retaining Wall

North Face, Hummingbird Saddle Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

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The Retaining Wall is the narrow curving wall that forms the southern side of Dark Canyon (see Organ Needle Normal Route mountainproject.com/v/norma…). It's sharp bouldery summit offers a view into Fillmore canyon that is blocked by The Retaining Wall to those simply summiting the Needle.
Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Getting There

Approach the north face routes from Dark Canyon. Approach the east ridge from the gap between The Retaining Wall and Minerva's Temple. And approach the south face by traversing right before entering Dark Canyon from the west. You can also traverse around the The Retaining Wall all the way to the gap between Minerva's Temple and The Retaining Wall.

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