T-Wall West Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
61 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in T-Wall West
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for T-Wall West:
Wood Spirit 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Superwave 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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Open Boat Whalers 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Tennessee
: The Tennessee Wall
: T-Wall West
"When open boat whalers put out to sea, they knew they only had a one in three chance of coming back..."--Rob RobinsonOBW wanders up and right on the protruding prow left of the Message. It's kinda out-there for such a short exercise, and definitely puts a little wind in your sails.Start in the left-facing corner, gain a horizontal ledge, and move right for 20 feet or so. Navigate upwards on the slightly overhanging wall, weighing your need for pro against your ability to hang in there and din...[more] Browse More Classics in Tennessee
The start of the Cibola trail, about a half-mile p...