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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:
A Cougar One Bite Brownie 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Heavy Petting Action 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Even Steven 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
Pleasant Pheasant 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Underwire 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
No Name Road 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Elastic Man 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 65'
Burning Down the Couch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Black Water 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
The Flingus Cling 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Flight of the Challenger 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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The Flingus Cling 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b North America : Canada : ... : Petrifying Wall
This is probably the most climbed 12 at the Pet Wall. It's often called a good first 12b. It's probably not a soft 12b, but it's one that can be worked more easily than others because it gets easier as the sequences are learned.Two really solid cruxes are joined by sustained climbing and a slightly slopey finish make this a very fun outing....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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