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White House Wall 


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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 6, 2002
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Description 

White House Wall makes up a large portion of Emancipation Rockphormation on its northwest side. Garfield Goes to Washington is by far the most popular route on the wall, and for good reason. Make sure to visit this area for longer routes (3 pitches) and less crowds. A mixture of bolted and gear routes exist.

Descent must be made via rappel due to the federal off-limits boundary at the top of of WHW for all routes.


Getting There 

Park near Dire Spire and look for a trail heading east up the hill. This is hard to follow, but if you continue up the hill over large boulders, you will run into the correct wall. The divisions between formations are a little hard to discern, but this portion of the Rockphormation has most of its routes on the west face. This rock also has a few north facing routes if you continue around the northwest corner.


14 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for White House Wall:
Slant Crack   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Garfield Goes To Washington   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Garfield's Forgiven Affair   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Political Prowness   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   
Smear Campaign   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 320'   
Wife Sentence   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Chemical Wire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Grounds for Divorce   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
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Garfield Goes To Washington 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : White House Wall
This climb is one of the classics at Rushmore. It is long and has varied climbing. Follow the trail east from the parking near Dire Spire. Look for a prominent dihedral that shoots up to a gigantic roof. This is the climb, although the route traverses and does not mess with the roof. Pitch 1: Climb up a steep crack that widens near its top. Some plant life is encountered low. This long pitch is the crux, and ends at a ledge with fixed anchors. Also, a slanting crack (Slant Crack, diagon...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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White House Wall.  Garfield Goes to Washington follows the crack system directly below the massive roof.
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By Joe Brannan
From: Erie, CO
Aug 5, 2012

Warning on the walk off, the back side of this wall is closed. Signs are posted everywhere reading 'Federally Closed Area.' Plan to rappel off the front.