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Measles Walls  

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Series of small, short crags hidden in the woods along the East (a.k.a. Black Arches Wall) path, about 18 minutes' walk from the trailhead.
The cliff is typically low-angle face/steep slab, 25 to 60' high, and heavily pockmarked.
The Measles Wall is divided by several gaps and ledges; the first one when approaching from the trailhead is the Lower Measles Wall. Above the west end of this lies the "Over the Measles" Wall. A short walk up and farther east leads to the Upper Measles Wall, and below the Upper lies an "Under the Measles" Wall.
There is a mix of Trad, TR, and Sport routes on these walls.
Never crowded; this crag is a good early spring/late autumn haunt when longer climbs would freeze fingertips. While several routes are wet during the spring thaw or shortly after wet weather, a few dry quickly enough to make climbing in March or November a possibility. They get a lot of sunshine and are generally out of the wind, and combined with their close proximity to the trailhead, make the most convenient climbing on the mountain.
They are perhaps, too convenient: first-time climbers coming to Crane are often distracted by these diminutive cliffs, stopping here instead of heading farther in to the bigger, better stuff of the Isobuttress, Long Play, or Black Arches Walls. Many find out how hard and tiring the necessary techniques for climbing here are and then, too tired to carry on to the better climbing, lose their first "Crane" day to these short faces. If you are at Crane for the first time, climb these walls when time is short or as a final burn at day's end.

Getting There 

Walk east, through the Boulderwoods, and continue along the BAW trail, which passes directly under the cliffs of first the Lower Measles Wall, then the Upper Measles Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Measles Walls:
H1N1   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 32'   Lower Measles Wall
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