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Shared By: Erich Sachs on Jan 30, 2014
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Description

WW2 is a gently overhanging amphitheater with short powerful routes. The rock isn't as solid as at WW1, so holds are prone to breaking. Only a few routes at WW2 are natural (Orgasmatron, Paradise Lost, Pinching the Loaf, and maybe a couple others). The bulk of the routes have been manufactured or reinforced in some way- (you’ve been warned)
 
Most of these hard routes are difficult right off the ground, and it would be highly advised to stick clip the first couple bolts.

A 60m rope can get you down off all the routes.

The right side of the wall goes into the sun around 12pm and into the shade around 5pm. The left side goes into sun around 10am and into shade around 2pm.
 
Since the 2013 fire, WW2 has undergone some renovations. Orgasmatron and the Sickness have been retro bolted, although because of rock quality at the top, the Sickness doesn't have any anchors, but you can traverse and clip Orgasmatron's anchors (or just whip.)

Retro bolting efforts have not been completed, especially on the older routes like Paradise Lost.

Retro bolting was put on hold when the old bridge that provided a walkway over the slab from the right wall to the left wall went out in 2015. And a bridge has been rebuilt.

A lot of the fixed gear was put up in 2014/2015 seasons and some has been replaced on the more popular lines.

There are additional routes listed in guidebooks in this area, but many of these are 30 years old and have been through a forest fire. If the route isn’t listed on Mountain Project, chances are those routes have been abandoned, and it would be advised to avoid them.

As you can see by the grades, there isn't really any good way to warm up at WW2. You can climb Orgasmatron, but that doesn't warm your fingers up for the harder routes. You may have to get creative. It's not uncommon for people to warm up at the gym before coming out.

Getting There

Hike up the Little Si trail. Take a right at the Boulder Garden Loop. Switch back up for 15 minutes passing a smaller wall en route (Canopy Crags). At the sign directing Boulder Garden loop, continue straight through and down.

Old Trail- take a right earlier in what appears to be a trail amongst the giant sword ferns and piled debris. If you take this wondering path, it will take you to the top of the cliff. To get down to the climbing you would take the "trail" on the left, stepping over the large tree root and go down the hillside, traversing gently down and to the right to the wall. Unfortunately, this trail was mostly destroyed in the 2013 fire. The vegetation has been slow to return, so it's mostly been abandoned.

Newer Trail- If you go down the 4x4 trail a little more, past the old trail, you should see a little trail (ramp) in the hillside. Follow this path, it will switch back once to gain elevation, then it will gently descend the hillside down and to the right toward the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at World Wall II

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Orgasmatron
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Renaissance
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Scarlett Letter
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Paradise Lost
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Drill Sergeant
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orgasmatron
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Renaissance
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Scarlett Letter
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Paradise Lost
 3
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Drill Sergeant
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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