Elevation: 1,581 ft
GPS: 47.435, -121.661 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jdberndt on Jun 9, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Deception Wall lies just south of the Iron Horse trail. It is likely named Deception because it is the biggest, most obvious crag at 38 from the highway. It is the tallest wall at the Deception area, ~200-300ft, and sports a one or two of the few "multipitch" routes at E38. A lot of the wall is wildly overhanging, covered in loose blocks, or have inaccessible belay stations under the IHT trestle, so a lot of it hasn't been bolted. What's there is some nice, varied climbing, including two of Exit 38's rare 5.13s. Some of the routes can be belayed from the trail while others begin on ledges a little ways up. Some of the routes end under roofs that drip after rain.

Getting There

To get to Deception follow the trail from the parking lot up to Iron Horse trail. Turn East. After crossing the bridge, it is the first large wall to your right. It is after the turn off to Nevermind trail and before you get to We Did Rock. Climbs on the right side of Deception are accessed from a short side trail leading to a ledge. Those in the middle of wall are accessed from the side or under a long concrete bridge with a fenced railing.

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