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Black and Feathered Walls Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: The left side of the Black Wall (when it's wet).

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The "Black Wall" lies just left of the Great Northern Slab (i.e. The Free Area) at the Lower Town Wall. It has a dark brownish color that contrasts with the neighboring grey rock of the Free Area, and the wall is fairly uniformly vertical. The middle-right side tends to stay wet longer than the rock at the Free Area.

On the left of the Black Wall lies a shorter wall of lighter color and different texture. This wall, the Feathered Wall has a corrugated, downsloping, and sharp texture with reddish and whitish rock.

Getting There 

From the area just below the Great Northern Slab, walk straight towards the wall, going up and behind a large flake to reach a fairly level base. The trail should be obvious. One must do a few scrambling moves to reach the flake, but the whole approach takes only a minute or two.

Climbing Season

For the The Side Walls area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Black and Feathered Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black and Feathered Walls:
He was an aficionado of not only trains, but of the entire railway system   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Derek Pearson just below the final bulge.

He was an aficionado of not only trains, but of the entire railway system 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Washington : Index : ... : Black and Feathered Walls
Start up the large flake on the left edge of the wall. The technical crux, at about 10b, is doing the moves just off the ledge, about 30-feet up (just past bolt 2). (These are the only moves on small holds -- the rest of the route is a jug-fest.) Follow the juggy rail up and right. One can go over the first bulge directly or by moving left (both about 10a). The pumpy crux is at the lip, getting over the overhanging bulge. The route continues about 30 feet on the slab above. The anchor is 3 3/8" ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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