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Elevation: 2,204 ft
GPS: 36.38081, -80.29435
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Description Suggest change

The West Walls consist of several areas that make up the western one-third of Cooks Wall climbing. These smaller individual walls are scattered down the hillside, one after the other across a broken up cliff line, so it is fairly easy to identify which is which. The West Walls offer the tamest and more popular climbing experience at Cooks. The setting is very pleasant and a majority of the routes have little to no gear but a rack is still useful as there are many good lines that need supplemental pieces.

Getting There Suggest change

Hike the Cooks Wall trail, past House Rock and across the top of Cooks Wall (Above the Emla Area if you're using the GPS feature in Mountain Project). Continue along the trail for another 5-6 minutes which through the woods and away from the cliff line. Turn left off the trail onto a faint trail at the first boulder on your left (see picture). If you get to the first grassy meadow, you have gone 30-40' too far and if you have not passed the approach gulley that leads to the Devil's Chimney you have not gone far enough. Follow a faint trail down a steep hill while keeping the rocky ridge paralleling your right side. Near the base of the hill, the trail will continue right until you arrive at the first wall, which is the Breakfast Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Pepper Shaker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Grave Digger
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Tight Clam Bambi
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Rubber Cookie
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Green Eggs and Ham
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Fortune Cookie
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
Vertical Horizon
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 6
sleeping above the kitchen
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Cat in the Hat
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Great taste of tang
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Rear Naked Choke
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Wheaties
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
DC Crack
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Captain Crush
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Megatron
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pepper Shaker Fin Area
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grave Digger Fin Area
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tight Clam Bambi Breakfast Wall
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rubber Cookie Fin Area
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Wall
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fortune Cookie Fin Area
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vertical Horizon DC Cave
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
sleeping above the kitchen 'Tang area
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Cat in the Hat Breakfast Wall
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Great taste of tang 'Tang area
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Rear Naked Choke Fin Area
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wheaties Breakfast Wall
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
DC Crack DC Cave
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Captain Crush Breakfast Wall
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Megatron Fin Area
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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