Elevation: 283 ft
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Access Issue: CLOSURES: South and East Faces (NW & W Faces Remain Open) Details

Description

The West Side is accessed by a short trail that cuts off to the right from the main Beacon Rock hikers summit trail.  Look for a faint path to the right about 30 feet after the "Weed Seed" foot brush station and the very minor railing and bridge.  If you hike up the rock, you've gone too far.  Hike down to the base of the west side; there is some poison oak near the trail so keep an eye out.

The wall is broken up by one main ledge which is one pitch up. The climbs are listed from left to right when looking at the wall and starting at ground level, then one pitch up and finally any shorter third pitches. Refer to the picture topo to help you sort out route locations. Many of the third pitches can be combined with routes below them for a longer climb. 

Getting There

Follow the trail from the parking lot towards the main cliff trail. The trail for the West Face cuts of to the right just before the switchbacks to the gate.  Look for cairns as you enter the boulder field.  An upper and lower climber trail cuts directly to the base of the new routes where crude belay platforms have been constructed.  
Lower down on the West Side, Labyrinth (5.8R), can be climbed to access the "Upper West Side" climbs such as Hard Times, Rip City and Lay Lady Lay.  However, the upper dihedrals are plagued with poison oak.

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