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Because of its North facing orientation, The Circus Wall is one of the few that sees shade all morning in the heat of the Summer. The sun finally hits it around 2 O'clock and is gone again around 4. There are two main sections, one hosting long routes and the other short and bulgy. You'll find routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.12+.
Located mid canyon. Best access from the 5th pullout (on the right). Walk downhill from the pullout and find the obvious trail. Great trail, with steps leads up to the Wall of Denial - check out the arctic chimney issuing freezing air!! Continue past the wall heading into the corridor, passing Raven Wall on the left. A few new routes will appear on the right (not in recent guidebooks), the first lines of 'Lower Circus Wall'. The main wall (in recent guidebooks) is uphill past boulders in the trees.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Circus Wall:
I Love the Big Top 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Step Right This Way 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Circus in the Wind 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Sucker Born Every Minute 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
The Barnum Route 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Circus In My Pants 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
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Circus in the Wind 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Circus Wall
I climb for routes like this! Five stars! Awesome movement on pockets, sidepulls, crimps will make you grin from ear to ear! A couple of thin moves lead to a sidepull flake near the top. Get ready to rumble as the holds close down to a few crimps and knobs just before the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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