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Shadows of Crowes S 
Step Right This Way S 
Sucker Born Every Minute S 
Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce S 
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Circus Wall  

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BETA PHOTO: Grither Wall- 100yds right of Question Wall


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+.

Must do routes include Circus In The Wind .11-, Circus In My Pants .12+, I Love The Big Top .9 on the taller wall and Sucker Born Every Minute .11d, The Barnum Route .12a and Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce .11b on the shorter bulging wall. For you bouldering sorts, Les Rocks! is a bolted V5 - with a sweet dyno!

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

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 is the bolt line on the left.  ...

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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