Waterfall Wall Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Jay Harrison on Oct 3, 2015|
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DescriptionThis is the same location as the Ice Climbing Venue ( mountainproject.com/v/water… ). Many of the climbs run along or near the Waterfall Slab, and this region lies low on the mountain, so dry conditions should prevail.
The cliff tends to be shady, secluded, with an emphasis on friction style climbing, though there are some good short, steep routes here as well.
I've divided the crag into four groups: the Left Blockade, the Scout-About Slab, the Main Slab, and the Right-Steep Side. mountainproject.com/v/water…
Getting TherePublic access isn't easy. While the Waterfall Wall area can be visited in a day, it's a long approach and an even longer exit, as the area lies far down the mountain from the trailhead parking lot.
Perhaps the best use of this region is as a camping and climbing destination. Dependable water is available, the ridge across from the mountainside has plenty of level patches for tents, and from the Waterfall Wall, several of Crane's most far-flung crags can be reached in a few minutes. Walk down here expecting a manicured crag and you will be disappointed. Come here looking for adventure and you will find it.
Take the East Path, the climber's herd path running east through the Boulderwoods from the trailhead, to the point where the trail turns sharply left and begins climbing up the side of the mountain. Here, break off from the trail, bushwhacking east along the base of the mountain until it becomes obvious that Crane is swinging away from the lowland you're walking on. Head uphill steeply at this point, reaching a ridge above a small, steep-sided canyon. Cross the canyon, climbing up the other side, to a ridge that parallels the SE flank of Crane. Follow the ridge, which goes level awhile, then slopes downward for a quarter mile. When it levels off at the base, look over to the side of the mountain; the Waterfall's main slab should be visible, or nearly so. Cross a small stream to reach it.
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