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The Side Walls Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.81873, -121.57365 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

These walls lie between the Lower Town Wall and the Inner Town Walls, mainly along the side of the canyon going up to the Inner Walls. The rock texture varies considerably, providing a lot of variety. Some areas are quite shady and cool, similar to the Inner Town Walls.

Getting There 

Start from the Lower Town Wall parking lot. Several of the walls are as close as the Lower Wall, while the furthest away, K-Cliff, is only about a 10-minute walk.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',8],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['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 Side Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Side Walls:
Special K   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   K Cliff
CF Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   K Cliff
Rise Pumpkin Rise   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 75'   K Cliff
He was an aficionado of not only trains, but of the entire railway system   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Black and Feathered Walls
Tilt   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 75'   K Cliff
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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber nearing the top of the dihedral on Special...

Special K 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Index : ... : K Cliff
Slight (usually dirty) ramp up to a ledge/mantle to gain the crack. A horizontal crack at the top of the ramp can protect this if needed. Follow the right leaning right facing crack up the dihedral and around the roof to the right and up to a ledge. Continue up the crack to the next ledge and a single bolt. A bolted anchor can be found to the right of the small tree to the right of this bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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