Elevation: 997 ft
GPS: 48.45368, -122.62924
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Shared By: Daniel Chode Rider on Jun 6, 2021
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Description

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

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
 43
Green Thumb
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Tindall's Terror
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
As You Wish
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Lord of Creation
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 152
False Impressions
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
The Sickle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Thumbs Up
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Neverending Story
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 68
Milk Dud
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 53
Lasting Impressions
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 35
Hanky Panky
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 126
Intimidator
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 62
Terminator
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 32
Flight Risk
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 69
Lethal Weapon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Green Thumb Crack Wall
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Tindall's Terror Powerline Wall
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
As You Wish Powerline Wall
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lord of Creation Cirque
 37
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
False Impressions Powerline Wall
 152
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Sickle Powerline Wall
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Thumbs Up Crack Wall
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Neverending Story Powerline Wall
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Milk Dud Powerline Wall
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lasting Impressions Powerline Wall
 53
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hanky Panky Crack Wall
 35
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Intimidator Powerline Wall
 126
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Terminator Powerline Wall
 62
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Flight Risk Powerline Wall
 32
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Lethal Weapon Powerline Wall
 69
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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