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The Great Awakening Wall

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The Great Awakening Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Up canyon from the Stranger than Friction Wall and behind No Sweat Arete lies the Great Awakening Wall. Standing over 1000' tall, this wall is a beautiful piece of stone. Rock quality gets better as you climb higher on the wall. The Great Awakening Wall sits on the right edge, and slightly in front of Mill Creek's mega wall, the Bittersweet.

Getting There 

Follow the Mill Creek Approach. At the top of the hill, continue left, following the faint climbers trail uphill to a small wall. Find a right trending, bushy ramp leading to the upper talus gully. At this point you have a clear view of the wall up and right. Work your way up the talus until below a small wall at the foot of the GAW. Here you will find mandatory fifth class terrain, with the path of least resistance being a blocky step on the left. Once through the short fifth class step, carefully traverse right to the base of the GAW. Expect 1.5-2 hours for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 The Great Awakening Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Great Awakening Wall:
The Awakening Wall   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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The Awakening Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Montana : Mill Creek : The Great Awakening Wall
One of the longest and proudest routes in Montana, The Awakening Wall is a mega classic. If you can climb the grade, this is a must do! And if you cannot, use the bolts and A0 your way across the crux pitch (pendulums anyone?) or use the Sawed Off Heads Variation to access the upper pitches. All anchors have bolts, except for the top. If you climb the short last pitch, plan to walk all the way off and back around the base of the North Rim. Start early and top this one out! Pitch 1-(5.8 DFU) Star...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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