Elevation: 7,744 ft
GPS: 37.073, -118.967 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Bersbach on Jul 30, 2018 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

The most obvious and clean wall here with good accessibility. Rises dramatically 700' or so straight up out of Helms Creek canyon below the dam. A lot of slab climbing with routes established on lead and some long runouts, but some routes have some sections of cracks and corners mixed in and a few have a reasonable amount of bolt protection.

Getting There

Most people drive across the dam and park at the obvious geologic info pullout. The base can be reached by traversing ledges upstream of the main face to a rappel route for a 70m rope, or Powerline can be rappelled with 2 ropes with some 3rd to 4th class scrambling or fixing 50' feet of line from the top. A couple other routes can also be rappelled but require setting gear anchors at the top to access. The wall can also be assessed by following the gated road next to Tiger wall pullout to the roadside crag and scrambling down into the canyon and across the creek (which has stable year round flows dictated most usually just by the reservoir level).

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Wichita Lineman
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
A Little Nukey
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Welcome to Courtright
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Hannaramic
Sport, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
The Paraclete
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Smegmathon
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 4
Esto Power
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Powerline
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wichita Lineman
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
A Little Nukey
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Welcome to Courtright
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Hannaramic
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine 6 pitches
The Paraclete
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Smegmathon
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Esto Power
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Powerline
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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