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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',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['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 E1 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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Featured Route For The Side Walls
Rock Climbing Photo: Derek Pearson at the second hard section, just abo...

The salient rock shape of the locomotive 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Washington : Index : ... : Black and Feathered Walls
The start has a bouldery crux in which you move from an undercling to a sloper to a layback. This move is protected by a bolt. After the second bolt, move up to the thin crack on the "feathery" section. Follow the crack, clipping three more bolts, and then use stoppers and cams to 1.5". This section is steep and pumpy. It involves jams, laybacks, and face holds. The crack goes to the left of the roof, above which is a three-bolt, chained anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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