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Routes in West Wall

Banana, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Anesthesia T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
April Fools T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Arctic Breeze S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Arrowroot T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bombs Away T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Captain Coconuts T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Craven Image T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crazy Daze T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dead Tree Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gamoke, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hospital Corner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jester, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lady Bug T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Last Laugh, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Magnum Force T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Main Line T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nirvana S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Slash, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Third Stone From The Sun T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Vanishing Point T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
West Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Mike Carville and Lon Harter,1995
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Shared By: caughtinside on Nov 21, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, Refuge Jared, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start up a jagged detached flake to the face with multicolored green and orange lichen. Then, continue up the highly featured face protected by bolts. There are other knobs that can be slung, but they are not necessary. The dikes range from thin to huge on this fine route.


Arctic Breeze is just around the corner to the left from Hospital Corner. The bolted arete is Nirvana, 11c, about 10' right of Arctic Breeze.


Bolts, 1 knob tie off, optional gear at start of route, optional knob tie off.


Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
The first bolt has been replaced. I think there are 7 or 8 lead bolts total. You can still tie off a couple knobs, but it isn't necessary. Take care when rapping/lowering, as it takes all of 60m to get down. Jun 4, 2007
San Francisco
tallmark515   San Francisco
I enjoyed this route, even though my partner did not.

Crux is somewhere around the first 2 bolts, but I didn't really find it or any other part of this route that challenging.

I could see this route rated at 5.9

Confirmed 7 or 8 bolts, route is a full 100' rappel, okay with a 60m rope despite what Supertopo says.

Supertopo also says recommended for solid 5.10 leaders only, I disagree. This route is very safe and the climbing to the high first bolt is very easy 5th class. Jun 28, 2009
Very easy compared to other 5.10- face climbs at the leap, especially due to the lack of height dependent movement. Some of the rock sounded rather hollow around mid-route. Jan 28, 2013
Ed Henicle
Santa Rosa, CA
Ed Henicle   Santa Rosa, CA
Great route to do while you are waiting in line for Hospital Corner. Good protection, just one or two 5.9+ moves, then easy dike hiking to top. Can rap on 60m rope. Jun 11, 2014
Seemed like the crux was only a short section. Most of the rest much easier (but fun enough) climbing.
For more sustained nearby, could try Absolutely Billy. Jul 27, 2015
Davis, CA
csproul   Davis, CA
Totally safe route, despite the ST description. Short crux and then more mellow climbing. Not great, but ok and worth doing if you're there. Aug 12, 2015
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
Super fun, and bolts where you need them. Maybe one piece of gear getting to the first bolt. Sep 27, 2017

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