The Lower Wall is predominantly steep climbing with an abundance of routes requiring a little to a lot of gear. Many of the routes have lower angle sections but they all tilt back at some point in the climb. In the early 90's the Orthel brothers and Glenn Barnes established the first two routes here with Snail Trail Barbie and Whisk Briskly Til Stiff. This was followed by Nathan Brown establishing Well Done and Mystery Meat while I put up Supercharger. Over the years, the Lower Wall developed into a complete area with a good assortment of routes. But the already long hike into Cooks makes it difficult to walk past perfectly good climbing in order to venture even further downhill to the Lower Wall before breaking out the rope. The West Walls offer a more casual group setting and typically tamer climbing, therefore popularity for the Lower Wall has been minimal.
Use the same approach as if you're going to the West Walls. Fifty feet before the Breakfast Wall, look for a wide but not too beaten down trail, heading downhill to the left. Part way down you will pass a large boulder on your right and continue slightly left and then straight downhill to the base. Over Easy will be to your right (west) and Little Ass Kicker to your left. Supercharger, Sunshine and Pimping are all to the left past Little Ass Kicker and in that order.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Lower Wall
Well Done 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c North Carolina
: Cooks Wall
: ... : Sunshine Wall
This is a nice traditional line that starts slightly right of the large boulder in the middle of the trail. Look for a vertical seam with a high first bolt. Climb through the steep start past the bolt to the lower angle ledge. Move towards the left side of the wall and follow the obvious weakness and zig zag right and back left before ascending the vertical weakness on the left side of the headwall....[more] Browse More Classics in North Carolina
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 3, 2016
Does anyone know the name of the two climbs on the far right on the lower wall? We did the far right mixed line, probably 5.7. The left line looks 5.8/9. I don't know if the qualify as part of the Pimpin' Ain't Easy section or what. See picture attached.
The furthest right climb on the lower walls. (maybe)
One of the far right climbs on the lower walls of Cook's