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13. Reservoir Wall

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13. Reservoir Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Reservoir Wall is a series of climbs mostly starting on a ledge halfway up the north wall. Trees above, water below. Hazards include falling trees and rocks, cliff jumpers, and killer geese defending their nests.

Ground level climbs, or the far right-hand (northeast) edge of the water. Left to right:

Mya's Climb (5.8 to 5.9)
Variation, Mya's Roof (5.10d)
Ian's Climb (5.9)

Climbs starting on the ledge which is reached by doing Mya's climb. Left to right:

Loch Ness (5.8)
Batmania (5.8)
Deep Six (5.9+)
Slammin' Salmon (5.9)
Swimming with the Fishes (5.11d)
Depth Charge (5.9)

Getting There 

From the welcome sign, follow the wide right-hand trail downhill toward the reservoir. Follow the path left around the fence to the other side. Once there, follow the other side of the fence back to where it meets the a rock wall in the woods, next to the right-hand shore of the reservoir. Follow the wall left until you get to the ground-level climbs of the Reservoir Wall.

To reach the upper climbs, you'll climb most of Mya's Climb until you're level with the ledge. From there, traverse left along a ledge, high above the reservoir. A series of climbs start from this scenic perch.

Follow the path past the Lower Climbs on your left, along the reservoir to your right. Follow a side trail along the edge of reservoir, and take it through the woods to the north. You'll reach a wooden sign with a weathered topo of the Giant Wall. Just past it you'll find the real deal.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 13. Reservoir Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 13. Reservoir Wall:
Mya's Climb   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ian's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: At the top of batmania
At the top of batmania
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach via right side of reservoir along fence.
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