Lower Walt's Rocks Rock Climbing
Ben on perfect fingers
Down and left from Upper Walt's Rocks
and facing southwest is this large cliffband which despite it's size has fewer routes than it's upper neighbor. That said, there are a number of quality lines to do here which more than make it worth visiting if in the area. Perfect Fingers
(5.10a) and A Fine Line (5.12b) are the standouts but Cowboy Junkie
(5.11c) is also worthy.
If coming from the vicinity of Upper Walt's Rocks
the rugged terrain makes it easier to fix a line and rappel instead of scrambling down to the base.
Routes from left to right:
Purple Place (5.11b) Step Function
(5.11c R) K2R
A Fine Line (5.12b) Perfect Fingers
(5.10a) Cowboy Junkie
See the Walt's Rock page for detailed approach information.
Climbing Season For the Queen Mountain area.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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From: Oak Park, CA
Feb 2, 2017
the impassably overgrown top of the main descent gully could be bypassed by scrambling DCL (Down Canyon Left), working down to a lower bulge spot that looked cliffed out at first, but actually had a featured rail lip along a flare crack that afforded easy downclimbing to touch down into the gully bottom; could also scoot down the grainy and potato-chipped steep bulge and lunge across to adjacent rocks. easy scrambling beyond that point, to a brief spot of tall brush that we easily ducked under and through, for just couple secs, that crossed the gully bottom from DCL to DCR, emerging into a gap that soon curves to the right into a Y-split. keep to the right split and stem through the easy, long, deep V-shaped squeeze slot, to emerge out to a trivial downscramble to the boulders below K2R (where we left our packs) and then down out to the flats
FYI, one could not readily go from base of K2R to base of Perfect Fingers along the main wall, or vice versa. lots of cacti, thickets, and big boulder impasses. easier to just come down out to the flats in order to get from one base to the other. or climb one and rap down to the other, then tag on another route or two on Upper Walt's before having to use the gully descent