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The Aeolian Wall is the unmistakable and massive diamond-shaped feature that comprises the entire right side of Mt. Wilson. Bounded on the left side by the prominent Resolution Arete and on the right side by Wind God Tower, this awesome wall terminates at the summit proper. The Aeolian Wall is the site of the "Original Route" on Mt. Wilson, the Aeolian Wall V 5.9 A3. Done by Joe Herbst and Larry Hamilton in 1975. For those curious about the name, an Aeolian is a harp that produces musical sounds when the wind blows across the strings. A resonant experience for many Red Rocks aficionados to be sure.
If you can't find the Aeolian Wall, perhaps you should consider climbing somewhere closer to the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aeolian Wall:
Aeolian Wall (Original Route) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a A3 Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 2000'
Gift of the Wind Gods 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 10 pitches
Thanatos 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b X Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Resolution Arete 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid, 24 pitches
Inti Watana 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'
Woman of Mountain Dreams 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 17 pitches, 1700'
Cactus Connection 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 360'
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Cactus Connection 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c NV : Red Rock : ... : Aeolian Wall
Cactus Connection is located on the far right side of the Aeolian Wall, about 100 feet below the notch between Cactus Flower Tower and Mt. Wilson. It is the rightmost route on Mt. Wilson. As the name implies, it's a spectacular finish to any summit route on Cactus Flower Tower. The crux second pitch is superb and easily makes this route worth doing.From the summit of Cactus Flower Tower scramble and downclimb to the notch between CFT and Mt. Wilson. The final move involves a leap across a chasm ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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