Tall Wall

Tall Wall

Page Type Page Type: Route
Additional Information Route Type: Sport Climbing
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: 5.6 - 5.10
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.7 (YDS)
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Tall Wall is in the middle of Alabama Hills and is sort of hidden between two tall, towering, narrow rocks. You proceed in between them to get to the routes.

Getting There

From the Town of Lone Pine, take Whitney Portal road for a few miles to movie flat road and turn right, NORTH. You will see Shark Fin off to your left. Keep going down this road until you reach the THIRD turn to the left (WEST). Take this about 1/2 mile back in and Tall Wall will be off to your right hand side.

Route Description

There are several routes on this wall. Almost all of the bolts are in good shape. I've taken a few falls on them and had no worries:

A. Rotten Banana: 5.7 - 9 bolts
B. Bananarama: 5.8 - 9 bolts
C. Banana Split: 5.9 - 1 bolt (gear up to 5" - follow the crack)
D. Tall T: 5.10 - 10 bolts
E. Spur: 5.7
F. Renegade Trail: 5.7 - 6 bolts
G. Rough & Ready: 5.8 - 4 bolts (***fun route***)

H. Back Trail: 5.6 - 5 bolts
I. 5.9 - 5 bolts

Essential Gear

Depending on the route:

- 7 Quick Draws (some of the routes with more bolts are close together and can be skipped)
- pro up to 5" if you do the crack
- standard sport climbing gear

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brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Jan 28, 2009 9:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Lives of the Cowboys, Tall Wall

This route is located to the left of Rotten Bananas. 5.9, 2 pitches, start in a chimney.

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