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T-Wall West

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A Nice Place to Come T 
A Turn of the Page S 
Air Raid T 
Burn S 
Can't Touch This T 
Circus Circus T 
Dark Star, The S 
Dumpster Proof S 
Elephus Maximus T 
First Dance T 
Fists of Fury T 
Golden Child T 
Grace S 
Greener Pastures T 
Hammer Time T 
Hands of Stone S 
Harvest Time T 
Heat Vision T 
Hell or High Water T 
Homeland Insecurity T 
Hookers and Blow T 
In Sight of Power T 
Killer Diller (aka Silver Spurs) T 
Little Green Men T 
Little Steps T 
Mass Transit T 
Message, The S 
One Slip T 
Only on Earth T 
Open Boat Whalers T 
Open Casket T 
Path of the Misfits T 
Path of the Mystics T 
Psycho Path S 
Quick an' Dirty T 
Ribbon Cracks T 
Riff, The T 
Run with the Horseman T 
Sole Searcher T 
Starting Point T 
Step Into My Dream T 
Step Right Up T 
Stinger Arete, The S 
Stone Hinge S 
Sundance T 
Superwave T 
T-Rex S 
Talon T 
Tamper Proof T 
Tribal Babysitter T 
Unknown L of Wild Pink T 
Voodoo That You Do T 
Where Lizards Go to Die T 
Wild Pink Direct T 
William "The Frig" Perry T 
Wood Spirit T 
Wrectum Wrecker T 

T-Wall West 


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Description 

When things are too crowded in T-Wall's eastern section, do yourself a favor and head west. Though it's actually where all the earliest route development took place, T-Wall West usually has far fewer climbers. This is not due to poor rock, though; there are a lot of great routes here, including some of the few multi-pitch lines at T-Wall.


Getting There 

Depending on where you want to climb, there's several alternatives for getting to the western section of T-Wall. The most obvious is to follow the main trail all the way up to the crag at the falls, then hang a left. This will put you in the Amphitheater area, near climbs like Open Casket and Psycho Path.

If what you're looking for is further down the wall, hike the main trail from the road for about 10 minutes (about a quarter of a mile) and look out for a fork marked with a stone cairn. Take the left fork and follow it to the cliff; this will put you in the Paradise Walls area right below Paradise Falls. Routes in this vicinity include Quick and Dirty and the Birth Simulator.

For climbing at the far left (western) end of T-Wall, the more obscure Cibola Trail is your best bet. The Cibola Trail starts about .6 mile past the main trail; use a pull-off on the south (river) side of the road. The most obvious landmark for the trail is a large wedge-shaped boulder visible from the road.

Following a line of surveyor's-tape-marked trees, the trail becomes more defined for some distance, then becomes more obscure. The surveyor's tape ends about the time the cliffline becomes visible above a sizeable rock outcrop. Bushwhack around the outcrop (left or right seem equally viable) and scramble up to the cliff. At this point, you'll be about where the westernmost Cibola area ends and the Valhalla Wall begins (routes to the right). A landmark climb in this vicinity is Mass Transit.


57 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for T-Wall West:
Little Steps   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ribbon Cracks   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Circus Circus   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
Tribal Babysitter   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
In Sight of Power   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Talon   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   
Open Casket   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 98'   
A Turn of the Page   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Hammer Time   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Where Lizards Go to Die   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Open Boat Whalers   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 60'   
Killer Diller (aka Silver Spurs)   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Wood Spirit   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hell or High Water   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Superwave   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Psycho Path   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For T-Wall West
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Hell or High Water 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West
A great little route that packs a punch. A couple hundred yards past Superwave and the Wood Spirit tree and right of the huge roofs of Homeland Insecurity and Shadows. Begin immediately left of a large boulder leaning against the wall that forms a nice little shady alcove. Step up at a wide crack/chimney and climb up and right across an unprotected face until it is possible to step onto the boulder. Continue up an easy ramp to a stance where good gear can be had. Climb up a nice finger crack...[more]   Browse More Classics in TN

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The start of the Cibola trail, about a half-mile past the main parking area and trail.
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