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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Aug 22, 2009
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Description 

This is the most dramatic of the cliffs in the Spanky's Area. The Birch Wall's main feature in the large roof that is roughly 25 feet up, an obstacle that is encountered on most of the routes climbed in this section. This is a great place to push yourself (especially on "Chocoholic"), as the falls are clean, and the gear can't be beat.

Getting There 

At the height of the approach trail to Spanky's Area, take a left and walk along the base of the cliff until you turn the corner and reach the area. You can't miss this area, as you'll walk right below the large, unmistakeable roof that beckons to be clmbed.

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