Elevation: 2,204 ft
GPS: 36.381, -80.294 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

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

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Chicken Fingers
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Pepper Shaker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Grave Digger
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Rubber Cookie
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Green Eggs and Ham
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
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
 5
sleeping above the kitchen
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Great taste of tang
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Rear Naked Choke
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Tears Of The Sun
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Wheaties
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
DC Crack
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Electric Kool-Aid Test
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Monkey in a Blender
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chicken Fingers 'Tang area
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pepper Shaker Fin Area
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grave Digger Fin Area
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rubber Cookie Fin Area
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Wall
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fortune Cookie Fin Area
 5
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
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Great taste of tang 'Tang area
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Rear Naked Choke Fin Area
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Tears Of The Sun Sky Pilot Area
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Wheaties Breakfast Wall
 3
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
Electric Kool-Aid Test 'Tang area
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Monkey in a Blender Upper Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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