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The Petrifying Wall feels unique in Squamish. It's a long crag of rope-stretching, dead vertical climbs on super compact fine textured granite. The climbs are mostly sport, but a few of Squamish's best trad lines are here. The sheer number of high quality hard sport climbs on this one crag is impressive: at least 6 at 5.13, 25 at 5.12, 21 at 5.11. There are few 5.10s, but not many and they aren't popular. Be prepared for very technical climbing on small edges with long reaches.
Walk along the trail around Browning Lake, past the picnic benches and past the trail leading up to Zoe. There's a fairly obvious trail that heads west to the south of Zoe, goes over a little rise and the curves south. You'll know when you've arrived. It's about 15 minutes from the parking lot.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Petrifying Wall:
Even Steven 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
Pleasant Pheasant 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
No Name Road 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Burning Down the Couch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Black Water 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
The Flingus Cling 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Flight of the Challenger 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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Pleasant Pheasant 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b North America : Canada : ... : Petrifying Wall
Probably the most climbed route at the Pet, and while it's a good climb, its popularity is more due to it being the easiest bolted route and therefore the warm up for everything else. Warm up or not, this is Pet Wall 10d, which mean vertical, pumpy, and not always obvious....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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