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Elevation: 997 ft 304 m
GPS: 48.45368, -122.62924
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Description Suggest change

Powerline is a sunny wall with great rock quality. It is often subjected to death by top rope on the many 5.10 sport routes clustered close together. Most are slightly less than vertical on sharp crimps and jugs, and there are a couple crack climbs. The wall dries fast but can be a little windy occasionally.

To the left of Powerline are a few other rock bumps hidden in the trees, with several top rope, gear & bolted climbs. These are wind protected and shady, but are often slimy after rain. 

The Cirque is a dramatic cliff below the main Powerline Wall with some uniquely exposed climbs.

Lethal Weapon, Intimidator & False Impressions are some of Erie's classic moderate sport routes, Green Thumb at Crack Wall is a historic 5.7 crack, and Lord of Creation is an extremely exposed bolted route for the grade.

Getting There Suggest change

Take the Sunset Trail a few minutes west from the parking lot junction, then turn right when above the cliffs. A class 2-3 ramp (treacherous when wet but otherwise easy) leads diagonally down to meet the Sunset Trail again. Go west for Crack Wall and east for the main Powerline Wall, and the junction with the Cirque trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Powerline Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Tindall's Terror
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 54
Green Thumb
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
As You Wish
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Lord of Creation
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 180
False Impressions
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 65
The Sickle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Thumbs Up
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 72
Neverending Story
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 82
Milk Dud
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 149
Intimidator
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 73
Terminator
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 23
Scarface
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Bryan Burdo Meets the Orgasmatro…
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 43
Flight Risk
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 79
Lethal Weapon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tindall's Terror (c) Powerline Wall
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Green Thumb (b) Crack Wall
 54
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
As You Wish (c) Powerline Wall
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lord of Creation (d) The Cirque
 47
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
False Impressions (c) Powerline Wall
 180
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Sickle (c) Powerline Wall
 65
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Thumbs Up (b) Crack Wall
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Neverending Story (c) Powerline Wall
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Milk Dud (c) Powerline Wall
 82
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Intimidator (c) Powerline Wall
 149
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Terminator (c) Powerline Wall
 73
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Scarface (c) Powerline Wall
 23
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Bryan Burdo Meets the Orgas… (d) The Cirque
 7
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Flight Risk (c) Powerline Wall
 43
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Lethal Weapon (c) Powerline Wall
 79
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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