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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:
Heavy Petting Action 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
A Cougar One Bite Brownie 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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'
Elastic Man 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 65'
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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Burning Down the Couch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a North America : Canada : ... : Petrifying Wall
Of the many classics at the Pet, this one is among the most classic. A long, dead-vertical line with cool moves, tricky sequences, and some good fall potential as the bolts get more and more spaced near the top.A bolt station for the route to the left can be used to shorten the route, you'll still have to climb 11c, but you won't get the full experience....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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