Elevation: 1,368 ft
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Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 9, 2020
Admins: andy patterson, Aron Quiter, Bruce Hildenbrand, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This area describes all the climbs on the west face.  There are several terraces such as Bad Man Mezzanine which have a number of popular one and two pitch routes.  Route on the Main Face may begin by climbing one or a combination of routes on the lower terraces, but they are distinguished because they reach the top of Machete Ridge.

Note that the rock on the west face of Machete Ridge is OK, but can be loose in places.  When climbing any route on this wall please be careful not to knock down rocks on the hikers below.

Getting There

From the west side parking lot follow the Balconies Trail for 0.6mi until reaching the intersection with the Balconies Cave Trail.  Follow the carabiner marker of the climbers trail up and to the base of the routes, except Machete Direct which is a bit further along the Balconies Cave Trail.

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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.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 13
Twinkle Toes Traverse
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 26
Corona
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 3
Drop Zone
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1
 5
Bill's Bad Bolts
Sport, Aid 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 35
Dos Equis
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A0
 8
Lucky 13 -to- GP Headwall -to- R…
Sport, Aid 6 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A1 R
 20
Machete Direct
Trad, Sport, Aid 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Robots of Dawn
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13
 18
Son of Dawn Wall
Trad, Sport, Aid 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twinkle Toes Traverse Bad Man Mezzanine/Low…
 13
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Corona Bad Man Mezzanine/Low…
 26
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Drop Zone Bad Man Mezzanine/Low…
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Sport
Bill's Bad Bolts Main Face
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1 Sport, Aid 3 pitches
Dos Equis Bad Man Mezzanine/Low…
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Sport
Lucky 13 -to- GP Headwall -… Main Face
 8
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A0 Sport, Aid 6 pitches
Machete Direct Main Face
 20
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A1 R Trad, Sport, Aid 6 pitches
Robots of Dawn Main Face
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Son of Dawn Wall Main Face
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13 Trad, Sport, Aid 4 pitches
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