Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
Routes in Wallface
|Case Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Diagonal, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Free Ride T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Lewis Elijah T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Mental Blocks T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a C1|
|Mission to Mars S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|No Man's a Pilot T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2|
|Out with the boys again T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Pay As You Go T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Prelude to Gravity T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Mr Case and friends 1933|
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|Shared By:||Ian Dibbs on Oct 28, 2014|
DescriptionAn "easy way up" the central depression of Wallface. A combination of; scrambling, you choose when to rope up, tree island linking, climbing, then getting back down.
Given highest grade because of the greatness of the "sum of the parts" .. a true wilderness climbing experience with a little bit of everything, good and bad.
LocationCentral depression ...as usual check Adirondack Rock Guide for the best pictures and info. The route can be seen wonderfully from the hiking trail and you can easily trace the route up. The route zigzags upwards the right side of the central depression through the tress following your own route of least resistant before becoming a rock climb.
From the hiking trail (ADK #125) you need to cut into and upwards to reach the starting point, which is the high point of the central depression, underneath slabby 5.0- 5.2 climbing. Supposedly a trail exists up, my group looking hard but saw no obvious trail (Sept 2014), so we had a very ugly bushwhack. Coming down later we saw a trail (or watercourse ?) for the first top 1/3, then then remaining trail just disappeared into an ugly down bushwhack.. Expect 30-60 minutes to get up from the trail, it's super slow going up due to all the precariously balanced loose rocks. There is a camping site off of the main trail on the flat area and there is a small stream right there. I had heard rumours of a lean-to at Wallface but there wasn't by the Case Route. Just the very suitable campsite.
The route start should be obvious when there, you are at the high point with the big bulge easy to see 75 ft above and to the 75 ft right. The base is spacious, grassy and scenic, there was almost no signs of "trail wear" in September, I suspect ascents are rare..... shame due to the; often repeated "tranquility and big feel of Wallface"