Orange Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Orange wall is on the the left side of the inlet i...
Orange wall is a south facing wall along the west side of one of the inlets to the north of Steamboat rock at the northern end of the lake. It is broken up into three sections, left, middle, and right, by prominent gully systems. It generally has very little traffic and is composed of granitic rock of varying quality. All of the routes are multi-pitch and can have an "adventerous" quality to them.
There are two approaches.
1. By boat one can reach the base of the wall from any of the boat launches along banks lake. Closest are Steamboat State park, and Barker Canyon WDFW boat launch which are both a 5-20 minute boat rides.
2. One can approach on foot from Barker Canyon. A ORV road can be followed north along the west side of the wall and one must travel east on the north side of the inlet to the west of the wall before heading south toward the base of the wall, a much more complicated and time consuming approach
Climbing Season For the Banks Lake / Northrup Canyon area.
Weather station 7.0 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Orange Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Orange Wall:
Featured Route For Orange Wall
Heart of Stone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Washington
: Central Region
: ... : Orange Wall
Pitch 1 5.7 Climb up and right along a blunt arete to a belay ledge. ~25MPitch 2 5.10A Crux pitch, head out left until you reach a long arete and climb the edge and left side of the arete. ~30MPitch 3 5.8 Climb up and right on the featured face for 60-80 feet to reach a bolted belay on a small ledge. ~30MPitch 4 5.8 Climb this short pitch up and right until you reach the obvious large ledge just below the upper headwall. ~15MPitch 5 5.7 Scramble easy 4th class to the low angle head wall and head...[more] Browse More Classics in Washington