rock climb - purple wall - lcc - August 13, 2015

The Purple Wall sports several bolted routes on juggy, overhanging quartz monzonite. Three 5.9s, eight 5.10s, and one 5.11. The area's name is likely derived from the unique purple varnish in sections of the rock. The wall is east-facing and is in the shade after 2pm or so. Routes are well protected and most bolts clip from good stances. Worth the hike considering the seclusion and great weather on a hot summer afternoon. All participants are required to wear a helmet.

Organizer:Kathleen Waller
Date:Thu Aug 13 2015
Meeting Place:Drive 3.8 miles up LCC canyon. Pass "Maybird Avalanche Area" sign, go around a corner and pull off to the side of the road. A lone pine tree (not very big) and a rock cairn mark the trail. There are remnants of 2 stone huts at the Purple Wall.
Meeting Time:5:30 pm
Carpool Place:Arrange your own carpools from the LCC park n ride.
Carpool Time:5:15 pm
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