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Pressure Drop Wall

Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Upper Wall Lower Cliffs
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details

Description

A short wall with several great thin cracks. One can easily set up topropes, or can lead.

Getting There

Hike the Upper Town Wall (UTW) trail.  Just before you reach the base of the UTW, take the trail to your right towards the Black Sea and Cheeks.  This trail takes you over the top of the cliff, which you will not see, but look for a faint trail that turns right and goes down between two cliffs. At the base, go right to the base of the routes. (If you instead go left at the base, you will go past Black Planet and other routes of the Lower Cheeks.)

 You can also approach Pressure Drop wall via talus from climbers left of the route, but this is loose and not well travelled.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Pressure Drop
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 1
Blame it on Cain
Trad, TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Errol Flynn on Piano
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pressure Drop
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Blame it on Cain
 1
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Errol Flynn on Piano
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, TR

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Photo credit Camille Gerard
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Jack Taylor
Issaquah, WA
[Hide Comment] As of 8/27/16, Pressure Drop looks much nicer, and it climbs like it looks!
Jul 28, 2016