Upper Patina Wall Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Nov 6, 2016 · Updates|
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Update 2019 - Since the fire this entire area has seen extensive clean up and trail work by Jamie Cunningham and local climbers and most routes are climbable including all three pitches of Black Tourmaline. The crags are all open now and expect to find lots of new growth ferns and small shrubs along the trail as nature takes care of the fire damage. Jamie recommends folks bring in loppers (or hand clippers) and a small saw for any further trail and route maintenance. It also appears (to me) most bolts have been replaced...at least they all looked new to me on Lower Patina Wall in Sept 2019.
Home to about 10 climbs, Upper Patina Wall is a bit more difficult to get to than the Lower.
Take the climber's path across the street from the AT parking. You'll walk through flat, open forest. After about 5 min (or less) there will be a rock step, and shortly thereafter the trail will split. (Little Crack Land and Lost River Crag are "straight ahead".)
Turn right for Bull Pen and Lower & Upper Patina Walls (and all other minor Lost River Crags.) You'll reach the very obvious slab of the Bull Pen in a few minutes. Continue up and right, steeply at times, to the base of Lower Patina Wall.
As of sept 24 2020 there is no fixed rope, the trail has been relocated slightly *, its steep but doesn't need a rope at this point in time. Things look very different, you go almost to the last climbs on the right, ant phobia and nuttin but nuttin and then cut back left. To reach nuttin you have to scramble up onto the ledge.
* The old path climbed up more closely to the right side of Lower Patina, sometimes using a fixed rope for safety/assist.
Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Patina Wall
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