Elevation: 2,204 ft
GPS: 36.381, -80.294 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: S Tart on Jun 16, 2016
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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 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.

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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
 5
Grave Digger
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Green Eggs and Ham
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Rubber Cookie
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Fortune Cookie
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Cat in the Hat
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 5
Vertical Horizon
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 5
sleeping above the kitchen
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Great taste of tang
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
House of Cards
Trad
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
 6
DC Crack
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Monkey in a Blender
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Bumble Bee
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Megatron
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grave Digger Fin Area
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Wall
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rubber Cookie Fin Area
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Fortune Cookie Fin Area
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cat in the Hat Breakfast Wall
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vertical Horizon DC Cave
 5
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
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
House of Cards Upper Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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
DC Crack DC Cave
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Monkey in a Blender Upper Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Bumble Bee Fin Area
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Megatron Fin Area
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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