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Puzzle Palace is currently home to 3 fully bolted routes of good quality. There is some potential here for new development. The crag faces west, high in Tumwater canyon and provides interesting climbing on highly textured, sharp rock. This crag seems lightly traveled-- you won't find yourself connecting strings of chalked holds here. As a consequence, there is some small loose stuff around most of the routes. It is not a bad idea to wear a helmet while climbing and belaying at this crag.
To get to Puzzle Palace, head right on the trail from Clem's Holler towards the Nut House. When you get to the large gully before the Nut House head up, staying to the left of a rocky rib. It is a fair climb up to the base of the crag, perhaps 10-15 minutes from the Nut House.
5 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Puzzle Palace:
Thing-a-ma-bob 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 85'
Cryptogram 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 100'
Perplexus 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 100'
Featured Route For Puzzle Palace
The best route on the wall, Perplexus tackles a steep line 10-15 feet right of Cryptogram. A bouldery and somewhat sequential start lead to a decent stance. From there, the angle and difficulty of the climb ease slightly, but eighty feet of highly consistent, solid 5.10 climbing remain. A great route on awesome stone. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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