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Submitted By: david goldstein on Nov 30, 2006

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This west-facing wall which rises straight out of the river, contains a few gems that you will almost certainly have to yourself. Most routes feature strong evaporative cooling for the belayer.

Sad note for those for whom 11c is their sweet spot: The right side of Failsafe contains a 4 & 3 star 11c's whose starts are now submerged by the river. Maybe some enterprising person will create an access esplanade.

Getting There 

Across the river from Warm Out Wall. FS has two sectors separated by the river. River crossing for each sector exist slightly south/downstream of WOW.

Climbing Season

For the Upper Gorge area.

Weather station 19.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Hitchhiker's guide to the Gorge 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Failsafe Wall
Start route off big rock in the lower pool. Doing the Splits across the water will be your first Crux. Climb right into dihedral over the water and follow a left leaning seam to a steep roof. Bolts get progressively run-out after the 5th bolt. Climb left side of roof through good holds and finish straight above the roof on a slab. It's safer to Rap from the top to anchor right under the roof and then back to rock. Make sure to clip one strand of rope back into fixed draws for pulling the rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Jeff Scheuerell
Nov 8, 2014
Great route, sporty 1st clip.

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