Upper West View / Sunset Wall Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||James Elric on Jul 13, 2015|
Falls tend to have a bit of swing but they are very safe and clean. Never seen any sketchy falls whatsoever. Just be safe and make good decisions with rope positions on roofs and small traverses.
This is an ideal place to give beginners a great experience with enough technical fun to entertain an experienced climber for a bit. Offers a incredible view for sunsets after topping out and cleaning up. The park closes at dark so don't linger too much at dusk.
I do my best to honor the oldest or most established naming convention I come across. But most mentions of this spot are vague and documentation is scarce. To my knowledge this is not covered in any published guidebook and in ten years of frequent visits I've never seen any other climbers or chalk marks. Spread the word and please help build this page!
DISAMBIGUATION: I refer to the wall as both "Upper West View" and "Sunset Wall". "Upper West view" is to my knowledge the older name used by climbers, but in my experience here many locals (climber and hiker) tend to use "sunset" as the key word for identifying the area.
If you do not want to repel head north and there is a scrambly path down. It can also be reached by heading EAST from the parking lot. The belay spot is approximately half way up the north west face of the mountain. The anchor point can be reached with careful scrambling up the less steep parts of the mountain. Easiest non-official path is about 50 yards north of the belay point.
Classic Climbing Routes at Upper West View / Sunset Wall
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