OverviewThe Dinner Wall is Located on the South West side around the back of Crystal Wall at Chimney Rocks.
It is reached by a rap route from the top (rap from a bolt and a slung knob off a summit block) or by following the trail that leads to Crystal Wall. Caution must be taken on the cross country trail route. Continue until you around to the far end of the wall. Descend down the gully. Traverse around the base of the Chartreuse Dicephalon (the big pretty greenish cast rock). Work you way back up to the main wall. Here you'll see a crack system to your left and a steep gully up a saddle to your right that connects the Chartreuse Dicephalon to the main wall.
Getting ThereEntrance fees are charged at both the following gates. A valid National Parks pass will gain you access to Chimney Rocks.
From Fresno: Follow HWY 180 up to Kings Canyon National Park. After entering the park turn left onto the Generals HWY.
From Visalia: Follow HWY 198 to Sequoia National Park. After entering the park stay on the main road which is the Generals HWY.
Proceed on the Generals HWY to RD 14S29 which is signed "National Forest Organizational Camps, San Joaquin Far Horizons." Turn West onto RD 14S29 and travel approx. six miles keeping left at the fork in road. Continue until you reach the dirt parking/camping area at the end of the road. A trail to Crystal Wall, Chartreuse Dicephalon, and Dinner Wall is located at the West end of the parking area. Beginning at the North side of the parking lot is the trail to Chimney Rock Spire, Chimney Rock, and the Monk as well as to rap routes from the top of Crystal Wall and Dinner Wall.
ClosuresThis area proudly supports the nesting of the Peregrine Falcon. Normally closure is in effect "from the date of signature until Forest Service or NPS biologists confirm that young falcons have fledged and dispersed (generally August 1), the nest is abandoned or there is reason to believe that public presence will not adversely affect the nesting falcons". For questions contact Marianne Emmendorfer, Hume Lake Ranger District, 559.338.2251 x 313 or visit The Access Fund
Camping/LodgingPrimitive camping available at the parking area for Chimney Rocks.. oh yeah and it's free!!!
If you like to pay and enjoy driving:
John Muir Lodge: Big fancy name.. yada yada yada.. it's ok, at least it's by the village.
John Muir Lodge
Local LinksPizza and Beer eh!
Squaw Valley's Bear Mountain Pizza
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