OverviewRattletale Wall is a small crag in the Index Town Wall area, located between The Cheeks and Private Idaho. Although containing four reportedly excellent routes (Darryl Cramer gave two of them three stars and the others two), the area sees little activity, probably because of the approximately 30 minute hike necessary to reach its base. Because of the low volume, the climbs here seem to be a bit brushy and sandy, but not so much as to cause real problems.
Getting TherePark in town and follow the Lookout Point trail as for Private Idaho, the side-trail to the Rattletale Wall will be on the left a short ways up the hill after the prominent boulder.
RoutesAvenging the Goddess Kring – 5.12a (3p)
First ascent by David Gunstone and Darryl Cramer.
“Three pitches with distinctly different ambiances. The first climbs cracks under the trees, the second stems an open corner above them. The third is a steep modern sport climb.” (Cramer, 221) A variation, Chasin’ the Lizard 5.10a, begins just to the right.
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret – 5.12a (3p)
First ascent by Greg Child, Sandy Oberlin, Darryl Cramer, and Greg Collum.
Rattletale – 5.10b
First ascent by Dave Anderson, Cal Folsom, and Phil McCrudden
A three-tiered crack climb consisting of a mossy low angle start leading to a short, steep right facing lie-back that ends in a small ledge and an anchor (5.9). From there a right facing, over-hanging hand crack leads to another, much larger ledge and anchor (5.10b), and the start of a short twin-crack chimney climb (5.10a).
Arch Enemy – A4
First ascent by Paul Gonzales and Greg Collum.
“One of the most challenging and aesthetic aid lines in the Town Walls.” (Cramer, 223)