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The Paper Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: jon jugenheimer on Jul 5, 2017

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The Paper Wall is currently (2017) the only extensively developed zone in all of the Kama Lookout region. Containing a few amazing trad climbs and one 5 star bolted 12a, this crag is not for the beginner climber, but a seasoned veteran of both sport and trad looking to get off the beaten path.

All of the routes all have bolted anchors to lower or rappel from, thus minimizing the amount of top erosion to the delicate sponge moss found in the Kama Bay region.

Getting There 

Park at the gate of the gravel pit off Hwy 17 and enter the pit. Gain the top of the gravel pit and follow it west along the tree line to the western, highest point of the pit. The trail from here is flagged with pink and red with black striped flagging tape into the woods straight to the craig.

Follow the pink tape for a few minutes through small trees and scrub brush with a hard to see trail in the summer months. The trail will then gain the steep slope by going straight up for about 5 minutes (well cut and flagged) before a hard left to traverse across the slope heading west. Follow the flagging tape to a boulder field crossing it high to the top, then slightly downhill before heading back into the woods. Keep traversing west and slightly uphill until you see a fallen tree. Gain the tree to cross it lengthwise and you are almost there. From the end of the tree, head uphill trending left on unstable ground for another minute or two to arrive at the cliff. When you hit the cliff line, the route "100 Weight" is hard to see but will be on a red pillar directly above you. The rest of the developed climbs will all be located to your left from the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 20.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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