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Holy Water Wall 

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Elevation: 9,900'
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Submitted By: Lee Jenkins on Jun 2, 2007
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Holy Water Wall is a high alpine crag with a dozen or so bolted and TR routes. This crag is only open when the Cottonwood Pass Rd. (306) is open past the Denny Creek Trailhead.

It has nice, compact granite crag with lots of afternoon sun. Watch out for those PM thunder boomers!


A. Unknown 5.9R, 9 R, 1p, TR.
B. Oh Brother, Why Me?, 10-, 1p, bolts.
C. Boy Scout Crack, 4, 1p, TR.
D. Water & Oil, 10-, bolts.
E. Walk the Way, 10-, 1p, bolts.

Getting There 

From downtown BV, drive west on CR-306 for ~ 13 miles. Park just uphill of the Denny Creek trailhead at the turnaround. The crag is visible on the North side of the road.

5 Total Routes

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

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Oh Brother, Why Me? 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  CO : Buena Vista : Holy Water Wall
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By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
May 29, 2008

If this is the crag I think it is there are some very old bolts (1/4 inchers w/Leeper hangars) and on at least one route I remember wishing I had brought gear as it would have been useful.

By Jeremy Anderson
Jul 7, 2013

There are some Leeper hangers at the top of the Unknown 5.9; there are three of them though, so I clipped them without a second thought.

Hard area to top rope at, most of the chains are just out of reach from the top.