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Lower Town Wall  


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Location: 47.8185, -121.5715 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Just a few steps away from the parking lot, the Lower Wall is where most people will be on a nice day in the summer. There are easier routes on the Great Northern Slab as well as more difficult routes and aid routes on the Main Wall and The Country. The Lower Wall is generally very nice when it is sunny. The trees provide shade for the lower portions of routes and always for the belayer.

Getting There 

Once you cross the train tracks, go a little left and find the trail that heads up towards the wall. The part of the trail that turns right stays along the base of the Lower Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

67 Total Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',14],['5.11',24],['5.12',13],['5.13',4],['>=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 Lower Town Wall:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Great Northern Slab
Great Northern Slab   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   Great Northern Slab
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   Great Northern Slab
Princely Ambitions   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Main Wall, left side
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Main Wall, left side
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Great Northern Slab
Sagittarius   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Wall, left side
Tatoosh   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Model Worker   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Main Wall, left side
Natural Log Cabin   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
Japanese Gardens   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Main Wall, left side
Iron Horse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Main Wall, left side
Dwarf Tossing   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Wall, left side
Stern Farmer   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Main Wall, left side
Numbah Ten   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Wall, left side
Narrow Arrow Direct   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Narrow Arrow and further ri...
TPMV (10% Meteorological Vinculation)   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Main Wall, left side
City Park   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Main Wall, left side
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Todd Skinner on City Park (5.13d), Index Town Wall...

City Park 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a  WA : Index : ... : Main Wall, left side
P1: (.13+ or C1) Next to Godzilla is this obvious pin-scarred splitter seam. This classic easy aid crack at one time had the distinction as the hardest crack in America when Todd Skinner freed it in '86. Another notable ascent was by Hugh Herr, a double amputee who used special bladed shoes to do a free ascent. Chris Schlotfeldt also completed a pinkpoint ascent (pre-placed gear) in the late 90's. Mike Schaeffer made what may be the first "true" redpoint ascent in '06, meaning he placed ALL his ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Drewsky
Apr 13, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 
Climbing Access at the Lower Town Wall and some adjacent areas is currently imperiled by potential mining/development operations. Negotiations are currently underway between the owner(s) and the appropriate entities (Access Fund, Washington Climbers Coalition). If you enjoy climbing at the Town Walls, please watch for more info. When the chance presents itself, consider DONATING to this worthy cause. In the meantime, please respect any potential closures or restrictions that may or may not affect climbing at the Town Walls.