John Gill rated this problem B-2 on the Gill Scale (much harder than 5.11). As the trail is mostly on the west side of the stream, you must cross to the east side to find the Persian Wall. Follow the cliffs which turn back into the woods almost perpendicular instead of parellel to the spring. They are marked at their corner by a huge overhang. In the middle of the wall you will see a V-shaped notch beneath an overhang resting on a smooth undercut bed of rock. this is the Persian Wall. Climb, if you can, straight up the wall, through the notch, and over the overhang at it's widest part 45' to the top. This is certainly one of John Gill's most incredible mid-south routes!
John named the route after fellow climber Mohammed Shams who was from Iran.
Submitted by: andy_lemon on 2003-07-20
Route ID: 38208