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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.
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.
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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 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Garfield Goes To Washington 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Garfield's Forgiven Affair 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Political Prowness 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 420'
Smear Campaign 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 320'
Wife Sentence 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Chemical Wire 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Grounds for Divorce 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
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Chemical Wire 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : White House Wall
This route starts about 100 feet left of Garfield (downhill direction - when standing at the base of Garfield, looking left it is the most prominent flaky crack you see and you'll notice it gets smaller as it goes up.) Climb up 5.7 about 30 feet to a small pod which starts a right-facing dihedral. The dihedral peters out soon enough into a flaring crack that gets smaller then bigger again and soon enough puts you under a little 2-ft roof. Work around the roof to the right and you'll find anch...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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