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A Nice Place to Come T 
A Turn of the Page S 
Air Raid T 
Big Orange Country T 
Burn S 
Can't Touch This T 
Circus Circus T 
Dark Star, The S 
Dumpster Proof S 
Elephus Maximus T 
First Dance T 
Fists of Fury T 
Golden Child T 
Grace S 
Greener Pastures T 
Hammer Time T 
Hands of Stone S 
Harvest Time T 
Heat Vision T 
Hell or High Water T 
Homeland Insecurity T 
Hookers and Blow T 
In Sight of Power T 
Killer Diller (aka Silver Spurs) T 
Little Green Men T 
Little Steps T 
Mass Transit T 
Message, The S 
One Slip T 
Only on Earth T 
Open Boat Whalers T 
Open Casket T 
Path of the Misfits T 
Path of the Mystics T 
Psycho Path S 
Quick an' Dirty T 
Ribbon Cracks T 
Riff, The T 
Rockgasm S 
Run with the Horseman T 
Schrödinger Equation, The T 
Sole Searcher T 
Starting Point T 
Step Into My Dream T 
Step Right Up T 
Stinger Arete, The S 
Stone Hinge S 
Sundance T 
Superwave T 
T-Rex S 
Talon T 
Tamper Proof T 
Tribal Babysitter T 
Unknown L of Wild Pink T 
Voodoo That You Do T 
Where Lizards Go to Die T 
Wild Pink T 
Wild Pink Direct T 
William "The Frig" Perry T 
Wood Spirit T 
Wrectum Wrecker T 

T-Wall West Rock Climbing 


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Description 

When things are too crowded in T-Wall's eastern section, do yourself a favor and head west. Though it's actually where all the earliest route development took place, T-Wall West usually has far fewer climbers. This is not due to poor rock, though; there are a lot of great routes here, including some of the few multi-pitch lines at T-Wall.

Getting There 

Depending on where you want to climb, there's several alternatives for getting to the western section of T-Wall. The most obvious is to follow the main trail all the way up to the crag at the falls, then hang a left. This will put you in the Amphitheater area, near climbs like Open Casket and Psycho Path.

If what you're looking for is further down the wall, hike the main trail from the road for about 10 minutes (about a quarter of a mile) and look out for a fork marked with a stone cairn. Take the left fork and follow it to the cliff; this will put you in the Paradise Walls area right below Paradise Falls. Routes in this vicinity include Quick and Dirty and the Birth Simulator.

For climbing at the far left (western) end of T-Wall, the more obscure Cibola Trail is your best bet. The Cibola Trail starts about .6 mile past the main trail; use a pull-off on the south (river) side of the road. The most obvious landmark for the trail is a large wedge-shaped boulder visible from the road.

Following a line of surveyor's-tape-marked trees, the trail becomes more defined for some distance, then becomes more obscure. The surveyor's tape ends about the time the cliffline becomes visible above a sizeable rock outcrop. Bushwhack around the outcrop (left or right seem equally viable) and scramble up to the cliff. At this point, you'll be about where the westernmost Cibola area ends and the Valhalla Wall begins (routes to the right). A landmark climb in this vicinity is Mass Transit.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in T-Wall West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for T-Wall West:
Ribbon Cracks   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Little Steps   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Circus Circus   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
Path of the Misfits   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
In Sight of Power   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Quick an' Dirty   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Open Casket   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 98'   
Where Lizards Go to Die   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
A Turn of the Page   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Hammer Time   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Open Boat Whalers   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 60'   
Killer Diller (aka Silver Spurs)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
William "The Frig" Perry   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 90'   
Wood Spirit   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hookers and Blow   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Hell or High Water   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Only on Earth   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Fists of Fury   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Tamper Proof   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Psycho Path   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For T-Wall West
Rock Climbing Photo: Open Casket, T-Wall, TN.

Open Casket 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West
When you tire of the routine corners and faces that typefy T-Wall stone, it's time to poke around a bit and pry open the Casket. High Indiana Jones-value on this one.Rounding the corner left of the falls, a squint into the darkness reveals a gaping, ever-widening chasm, choked with blocks reminiscent of towers on the Colorado Plateau. Surely, you think, this cannot be 5.9. And yet, with unlikely reaches to secret jugs, with wild stemming across the chasm, with locker hand jams under the huge c...[more]   Browse More Classics in Tennessee

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