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Routes in Walt's Wall

5.7 Cracks T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Boulder Exit 9 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Edward's Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Edward's Crack, Left Exit T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Edward's Crack, Right Friction Finish T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Foolishness T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promises) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Friction Slide T,S,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Friday's Follies aka Water Streak T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Gill Seam, The V3 6A
Heroes Become Weak V3 6A
In Through The Out Door (formerly entered as Water Streak II) T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jabberwocky V8 7B
Jacquot's Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jake Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jake's Variation S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Mantle Route AKA Koedt's Route TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Mary V7+ 7A+
Ripmaster T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Satterfield's Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sisca Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Tourist Trap T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Walt's Wall T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Weak Become Heroes V10 7C+
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jerry Edwards and Ray Jacquot, 1958
Page Views: 713 total · 9/month
Shared By: Rodger Raubach on May 29, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

This route--more of a variation--may be done either of two ways: (1) begin at the Edward's Crack start, and after the initial difficulties, step right into a trough leading to a gear belay for the second pitch of Walt's Wall, or (2) climb the first pitch of Walt's Wall to the base of the ramp constitution the second pitch of the route.

From there, make an ascending traverse left across an unprotected face, aiming for the "usual" first belay of Edward's Crack. The route normally takes the Right Exit to Edward's Crack.

This is infrequently climbed these days, but it provides an easier access to the more enjoyable pitch(es) of Edward's Crack by any of the exits.

It is not quite a "bomb," but it is close.

Location

Do either Edward's Crack start or Walt's Wall start.

Protection

Standard rack and quickdraws. There is not much pro on the "Sisca Face" proper.

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I'm adding this as a "comment" instead of including it in the route description. BITD while I was a grad student at the nearby University, the Walt's Wall start was the most common way for climbers to reach the enjoyable upper pitches of Edward's Crack. It also provided a quick access for climbers wishing to leapfrog over a slow party on the Ed's crack first pitch. May 29, 2011