Carrie following the first pitch of Merci Me.
As with the Grand Wall Area, the Grand Wall Base Area faces west, but as many of the routes are shorter, there is a lot more shade from the forest. This area runs from the Dihedrals area in the south to the University Wall are in the north.
The routes tend to be steep slab/face and beautiful cracks.
Helmets are highly recommended as the face above holds popular routes and trails. Stuff does come down somewhat regularly.
See the Grand Wall Area description for the most direct approach. The area can also be approached by walking along the trail that follows the base of the Chief from the Campground in the south to the Apron in the north.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand Wall Base Area:
Turnip 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Merci Me 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
The Flake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Arrowroot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Exasperator 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Rutabaga 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
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Rutabaga 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c North America
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Rutabaga is a nicely varied pair of pitches. P1 climbs the obvious but somewhat awkward crack to a bolted anchor (10b).P2 continues up and right on very fun cracks to the left facing dihedral. Face holds, good locks and good protection take you up the dihedral past one crux to the top crux which requires some solid stemming, and while the protection right at the crux isn't as good as the rest of the route, there are bomber placements about five feet lower....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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