Windshield Wiper Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.555, -111.674 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Perin Blanchard on May 12, 2012|
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DescriptionThe Windshield Wiper Wall is a tall, shady collection of steep faces. Right next to the road, there is effectively zero approach. A plethora of quickdraws are needed (up to 27 draws are needed for a single route).
The routes are mostly .12- (eight), a .12c, three .11s, and a single specimen of 5.10.
See this description of the Willy Stick for an account of how this wall got its name.
Getting ThereAfter about a half mile drive up the canyon, a wide, dark streak appears between two tan-colored walls on the left side of the road. A dark chain anchor is visible midway up on the wall to the right of the streak.
During the winter months the streak hosts the ice route Bottomless and Topless.
Park at a shallow pullout on the right (or across the road at a deeper pullout on the left) and walk back down canyon a hundred feet or so. An obvious trail/drainage-from-the-streak will appear on the south side of the road.
Classic Climbing Routes at Windshield Wiper Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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