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Routes in Wohlt's Welt Wall (WWW)

100 Somethin' Hours T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Borderline T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Near Miss T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Worth The Stay T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Elevation: 7,355 ft
GPS: 32.351, -106.576 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Stephen Chojnowski on Nov 20, 2017 with updates from Devon Willett-Gies
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Stephen Chojnowski
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Access Issue: Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Description [Suggest Change]

Not only does WWW offer the shortest-approach climbing in the High Horns Area, the approach is also relatively easy with only a bit of bushwacking required toward the end. We have found no evidence of previous climbing in the area, but we did find evidence of no one having ever climbed there before. Namely, there are a lot of often highly-precariously-positioned large rocks/boulders waiting to be trundled. The main part of the wall below a large roof is up to 200ft, and it looks like another 50-100ft could be tacked on by a brave individual willing to lead an overhanging crack that is probably full of loose rock and debris currently. Directly below this roof is a narrow ledge that can be gained with minimal effort in order to top-rope the possible routes below. Left (west) of the main wall are possible shorter and harder routes on clean looking granite. There is currently a lot of loose rock in the area, as expected for any never-before-climbed wall, so climbers should exercise extreme caution here until the wall is cleaned up during establishment of routes. It is possible to walk off the top of the wall to the East (then turning right/south... see photo under Near Miss route).

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Drive east on Modoc Mine Rd as far you can, ideally until you arrive at a parking area with a giant squarish boulder to the right. From there, walk due east directly toward the mountains (never setting foot on the road if your car got your here) and onto the feature known as "Wohlt's Welt". This welt starts out going east, then takes a turn toward the N/NE for a large portion of the ascent. Eventually it curves back to the right/east again, right up to the edge of the rock. At the first serious rock encountered, go upward around the left of it and you will see WWW. The approach should take 1-2 hrs, depending on how far you can drive up Modoc Mine Rd. Wohlt's Welt is a really easy hike, with the only concern being Ocotillo plants. Fortunately there is a full trail through the "Ocotillo forest", passing an open mine shaft along the way and mostly staying on the spine of the welt, but also cutting corners where needed to minimize unnecessary fast elevation gain.

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