Elevation: 994 ft
GPS: 40.574, -77.944 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ken Hull on Nov 5, 2019
Admins: SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: CLIMBING AT DONATION REQUIRES A SIGNED ONLINE WAIVER Details

Description

Parking at Donation Rocks is at the two pull-offs only (see the poster on the main page photos). NO PARKING is permitted anywhere else along the road.

This upper wall is sometimes overlooked by newcomers because it’s a bit hidden in the summer months due to the dense foliage below it and its elevation above the road. However, there’s nothing hidden about its ability to challenge you! Top rope, trad, and now sport, the Upper Wall offers a variety of options in a small area. The staging area offers lots of room to spread out without pushing back nature - big rocks, many flat, offer lots of durable surfaces for you and your gear. Two things that are like bonuses of the Upper Wall are that it’s elevated above the hollow allowing for longer daylight climb time, and the right side is so overhung that you can keep climbing in a light rain and not get wet (not so much for your belayer :) To the far left and up the hill from the Upper Wall is a little wall that’s great for bouldering. Lay an Organic’s pad at its base and stay low or high-ball it - either way, great fun!

Top rope anchors are easily accessible via the trail to the left and up the hill and around to the top - one set for the left side and one set for the right side. On both I recommend a self equalizing cordelette to allow for better coverage of each wall.

Getting There

Best to park at the upper lot. From there you walk up the trail next to the sign and proceed maybe 100 feet up and to the left. It’s a little steep and slippery when wet or covered in fallen leaves and pine needles. Really slick when you have both.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Damnation Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Camel Head
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Salvation
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Shark's Fin
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Camel Head Left Side
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Salvation Right Side
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Shark's Fin Right Side
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
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