Deadwood Wall Rock Climbing
This southeast-facing, single pitch wall has numerous sustained 5.8 - 5.9 cracks. The quality of the rock is very solid in most places, though the wall is still exfoliating due to the greenness of the routes and loose blocks do exist. The routes range from beautiful fingers and hands in corners to burly, wide cracks.
This wall lies a few canyons west of the Waterfall area. Park at the large dirt pullout located on the south-side of Hwy 88 just past the turnoff to Markleeville. Cross to the north-side of the street and look for a large boulder on the road side. Take the obvious switchbacks up to the base of a Bandit Crag. Continue up and right, then head east along the mouth of the canyon until you are three gullies eat of Bandit Crag. Deadwood wall sits on the west-side near the top of a narrow gully with several large, downed trees. Hike/scramble up the loose sand and rocks to the base of large arête with a roof about three quarters of the way up.
The area as seen from the parking area
Climbing Season For the Woodfords Canyon area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Deadwood Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deadwood Wall:
Rebirth 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Deadwood Wall
Climb and Punishment 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
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Scramble up chossy flakes to the base of a left facing corner with a wide crack inside. Climb the corner and a hand/finger crack on the left wall until they merge. Continue up to a block. Surmount the block (possible belay station) and continue up the slabby face past an akward bulge. Follow discontinuous cracks and a slabby face to a horizontal, right leaning crack. Take the crack to a blocky ledge and mantle to the top. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Ryan Curry
Jan 26, 2011
Great contribution. I'm anxious to check out these new routes! I do need to clarify, however, that there already is a Wanderlust route in Woodfords. It's a 5.12 crack on a wall of the same name.