Switchbax Power Tower Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Switchbax Power Tower Wall
|A Stroll throught Time S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Ally Ally Oxen Free S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Auctioneer Barmaid S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Blue Haired Level Headed Bar Maid S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Confronting Anxiety S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cow Foot Trail II S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Cow Foot Trail for Sheep Thrills S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Drama for SNAGS S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Escher's Stairs S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Field Effect Switch S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Fun Hog S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Harold is Banging Something S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Hedging S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|High Step Transformer S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Leaving Stonerville S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Mother and Daughter Reunion S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Pulling the Trust Plug S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pyramid Power S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Pyramid Scheme S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Shotgun Love S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Stand Off S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|bric-a-brac S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|GPS:||42.288, -104.758 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Dennis Horning on Feb 18, 2014|
DescriptionThe Switchbax Power Tower Wall is on the right side of the river 1/3 mile below the Guernsey Dam when going downstream. It is just west of and across the river from the private residence which is just south of the White Grotto Wall.
Getting ThereFoot traffic only access to Switchback Power Tower Wall and the river bottom is gained by passing through the park residence quarters on a paved road leaving east from Park Headquarters. Park Headquarters is on the left (west) side of Rd 317 and abuts the road closure barricade.
After passing some big parked garbage hauling trucks on the left and north of the residences take the gravel-rocky 2-track left that switchbacks down to the river bottom. At the first switch back going downhill there is a steep descent trail leaving southward of the south steel power pole. The trail follow the rim for 150 feet south and then descends east through the top rock formation and then slopes downward to the north. See photo for this path.
Or one can follow the 2-track switch back road to the river and walk downstream on the river bank when the river is flowing full to the wall below the power tower Poles.
Classic Climbing Routes at Switchbax Power Tower Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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