For next few days, REI will DOUBLE your gift to the Access Fund - up to $65,000. Donate Now!
Mountain Project Logo

Areas in West Walls

'Tang area 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Breakfast Wall 3 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
DC Cave 3 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Fin Area, The 7 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Sky Pilot Area 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Upper Wall 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

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 up to the beginning of the ridge line. Hike the ridge for 5-6 minutes until you start walking through the woods away from the cliff line. Turn left off the trail onto a faint trail at the first boulder on your left. If you get to the first grassy meadow, you have gone 30-40' too far. Follow a faint trail down 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.

57 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: West Walls Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at West Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Pepper Shaker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Green Eggs and Ham
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Grave Digger
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Rubber Cookie
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Vertical Horizon
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Slice Of American Pie
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Fortune Cookie
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 4
sleeping above the kitchen
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Great taste of tang
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Rear Naked Choke
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
DC Crack
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pepper Shaker Fin Area
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grave Digger Fin Area
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rubber Cookie Fin Area
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Vertical Horizon DC Cave
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Slice Of American Pie DC Cave
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fortune Cookie Fin Area
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
sleeping above the kitchen 'Tang area
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Great taste of tang 'Tang area
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Rear Naked Choke Fin Area
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
DC Crack DC Cave
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
More Classic Climbs in West Walls »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments

More About West Walls

Printer-Friendly
What's New
Guidebooks (1)

All Photos Within West Walls (97)

Most Popular · Newest · Random