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Max Dufford on Heart's Desire (5.12d), Index Town ...

Description 

The tallest region of the wall, roughly in the center-right region of the Upper Town Wall. The main trail ends at the left side of this wall, near the base of the Davis-Holland route, and just left of a large boulder-talus field.


Getting There 

From the Lower Wall parking, follow the train tracks to the GM area. Walk right past the start of GM and follow the obvious path uphill to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',4],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Wall Area:
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Green Drag-on   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C2-3     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 500'   
Swim   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a A0     Trad, Sport, Aid, 6 pitches, 500'   
Town Crier   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b C2     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 700'   
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Rise and Fall 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  WA : Index : ... : Central Wall Area
Shrouded in mystery until recently, an ominous description in an older guidebook makes this route sound impossible and terrifying. In reality, the route merely suffers from a well-known Index paradox: like most long Upper Town Wall free routes, despite the fact that Rise and Fall is amazing and was established in the 90's and at a relatively modest grade, it saw few (if any?) subsequent ascents until the summer of 2010. With more traffic, the climb has been rediscovered as a classic. The 'R' sec...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Central Wall Area Slideshow Add Photo
Upper Town Wall - Center topo (1993)
BETA PHOTO: Upper Town Wall - Center topo (1993)
Diamond topo (1993)
BETA PHOTO: Diamond topo (1993)

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