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Secret Lake and Warmup wall

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Secret Lake and Warmup wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 48.3745, -92.4149 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This crag is actually in Canada, so you will have to clear Canadian customs on Sandpoint lake or have an RABC permit. These two crags offer some moderate sport routes and trad routes. The warmup wall is about 40' tall and has 3 routes. There is some more potential, but it needs a bit of cleaning.

Secret lake is between 65'-75' tall and has a variety of route types and grades

Getting There 

After clearing customs on Sandpoint lake, continue north through King Williams narrows. After passing through King Williams go east into Clearwater bay. After passing a small island there will be a larger island to the east. Make sure you go on the north side of that island. Continue to the end of Clearwater bay. On the far east corner is the channel into David lake. Follow this channel toward David lake.

The trail to Secret lake is on the north side of the channel almost all the way into David Lake. From the channel you should be able to see the Warmup Wall. The trail goes up along the base of Warmup Wall. Continue past to Secret lake - it is about 3/4 mile past warmup wall. After you arrive at the lake stay to the right (east). Hike uphill about 20' to a spacious ledge that you can follow to the climbs.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 15.2 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',8],['5.12',6],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Secret Lake and Warmup wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Secret Lake and Warmup wall:
Mermar    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gary Gnu   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Poison Ivy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 65'   
Old Man Smoldering (OMS)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Sean 10c   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Machine Gun Whiskey   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Popcorn   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: First ascent of Secret Hurl.

Secret Hurl 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  MN : Jeff's World (MN/CA border) : Secret Lake and Warmup wall
An excellent and varied trad route. Bolted anchor so the route can also be top-roped as a warm up. Follow the prominent crack up the tree half-way up the route. Gear is a little smaller through here but there are ample opportunities for good placements. The second half of the route starts out thin but progressively gets larger until you reach the large intimidating roof split by a crack. Figure out a way through this and reach the bolted anchors or top out. Descent is either rappelling the route...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

Photos of Secret Lake and Warmup wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: TRAIL HEAD: The rock cairn marking the trail head ...
BETA PHOTO: TRAIL HEAD: The rock cairn marking the trail head ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sean Foster TRing a nice trad line
Sean Foster TRing a nice trad line
Rock Climbing Photo: Look at this ROOF! Will house 4-5 REALLY HARD proj...
Look at this ROOF! Will house 4-5 REALLY HARD proj...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another panorama from Patrick Maun
Another panorama from Patrick Maun
Rock Climbing Photo: Laura Carpenter on the ultra classic: Poison Ivy, ...
Laura Carpenter on the ultra classic: Poison Ivy, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is the entire Secret Lake cliff band.  The be...
BETA PHOTO: Here is the entire Secret Lake cliff band. The be...
Rock Climbing Photo: Secret Lake - Middle of wall.  Route 1 - Lost Soul...
BETA PHOTO: Secret Lake - Middle of wall. Route 1 - Lost Soul...
Rock Climbing Photo: Warm-up Wall  Route 1 (not in picture) Family Affa...
BETA PHOTO: Warm-up Wall Route 1 (not in picture) Family Affa...

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