White House Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: White House Wall with Routes
White House Wall makes up a large portion of Emancipation Rockphormation on its northwest side. Garfield Goes to Washington is by far the most popular route on the wall, and for good reason. Make sure to visit this area for longer routes (3 pitches) and less crowds. A mixture of bolted and gear routes exist.
Descent must be made via rappel due to the federal off-limits boundary at the top of of WHW for all routes.
Park near Dire Spire and look for a trail heading east up the hill. This is hard to follow, but if you continue up the hill over large boulders, you will run into the correct wall. The divisions between formations are a little hard to discern, but this portion of the Rockphormation has most of its routes on the west face. This rock also has a few north facing routes if you continue around the northwest corner.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
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Tap and Die 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
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Garfield Goes To Washington 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c South Dakota
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This climb is one of the classics at Rushmore. It is long and has varied climbing. Follow the trail east from the parking near Dire Spire. Look for a prominent dihedral that shoots up to a gigantic roof. This is the climb, although the route traverses and does not mess with the roof. Pitch 1: Climb up a steep crack that widens near its top. Some plant life is encountered low. This long pitch is the crux, and ends at a ledge with fixed anchors. Also, a slanting crack (Slant Crack, diagon...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota
Emancipation Topo viewed from base of Marker. (Som...
6 climbers on Garfield Goes to Washington
BETA PHOTO: White House Wall. Garfield Goes to Washington fol...
By Joe Brannan
From: Lyons, CO
Aug 5, 2012
Warning on the walk off, the back side of this wall is closed. Signs are posted everywhere reading 'Federally Closed Area.' Plan to rappel off the front.