White House Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: White House Wall with Routes
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.
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.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in White House Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for White House Wall:
Tap and Die 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
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Political Prowness 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b SD
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Near the left side of the White House Wall, there is a prominent prow marked with a deep gash. The route starts directly behind "Read My Clips". Take the right to left diagonalling crack up for 50 feet thenstraight up the crack above to the natural belay. 1st pitch 100 feet. Second pitch traverse out about six feet then straight up to the overhanging block, undercling and jamming move out right till you gain a small pod at the bottom of a V formed by two cracks joining. Take the left hand crack ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: White House Wall. Garfield Goes to Washington fol...
6 climbers on Garfield Goes to Washington
By Joe Brannan
From: Lyons, 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.