The Wake-Up Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Looking East to the middle/left sections of the Wa...
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This north-facing cliff offers several moderate climbs to warm-up on before hiking to the other nearby cliffs. There are also a selection of 5.12 climbs located at this cliff if you choose to stay here for the day. Most of the climbs are bolted sport routes, but there are a couple moderate single-pitch trad lines as well (5.8ish).
The cliff is about a fifteen minute hike NW of the SQ parking lot. Follow the main trail until it veers into the wash. Pass by the large white boulder and continue on the main trail until you see a sign for Turtlehead Peak on the left. Take this left, and follow this trail about 250 yards and head up the mound of dirt. From atop this mound you will be able to see the white outcroppings on the left (west). Before the trail veers back into the wash go left across the white slabs and head toward the north-facing Wake-up wall. The face consists of the lighter colored sandstone and has the black patina varnish covering it.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
28 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Wake-Up Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Wake-Up Wall:
Skid Mark 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Last Out 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Native Son 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Pain Check 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For The Wake-Up Wall
Pain Check 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : The Wake-Up Wall
Sustained technical climbing; moves get harder and rests get worse as you go. Crux just after the fourth bolt, followed by a thin and pumpy push to bolt number five. Shares and anchor with Good Mourning (The Burrito). An excellent climb and hard for the grade....[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
BETA PHOTO: Looking West at the right half of the Wake-Up Wall...
By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Jan 19, 2007
When I was at this wall in December I noticed another new route to the left of "Shut Up and Climb' that had 5 bolts to some brand new anchor chains. I wasn't sure if this was a new route or if someone had added some bolts/rebolted First Born. If anyone has any information about this please let me know so I can update the routes. =)
By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Nov 8, 2009
As of 11/7/09, most of the routes on the right portion of the cliff have had anchor replacement/additions. Native Son has new anchors. Good Morning (The Burrito) has its' own anchors and no longer shares with Pain Check. Pain Check now has its' own anchors. Rise and Whine and The Healer now have their own anchors and no longer share chains. The Healer has also had ALL bolts replaced.
Shape of Things and Where Egos Dare have not seen updates as I ran out of hardware. I will replace these as soon as I get more.
All gear courtesy of the ARI.