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Holy Water Wall

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Boy Scout Crack T,TR 
Oh Brother, Why Me? S 
Unknown 5.10 S 
Unknown 5.11 S,TR 
Unknown 5.9 TR TR 
Unknown 5.9R T,TR 
Walk the Way S 
Water & Oil S 

Holy Water Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 38.81152, -106.34988 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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. (CR-306) is open past the Denny Creek Trailhead.

It has nice, compact granite crag with lots of afternoon sun. Be prepared for thin but solid edging!

Watch out for those PM thunder boomers!

A. Unknown 5.9 TR, 9, 1p, 50', TR.
B. Unknown 5.9R, 9 R, 1p, bolts or TR.
C. Oh Brother, Why Me?, 10-, 1p, bolts.
D. Boy Scout Crack, 4, 1p, gear or TR.
E. Water & Oil, 10-, 1p, bolts.
F. Walk the Way, 10-, 1p, bolts.
G. Unknown 5.10, 10, 1p, 60', 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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Holy Water Wall

Unknown 5.9R 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO : Buena Vista : Holy Water Wall
This is the 2nd bolted route from the left (west). The top half is runout 5.8....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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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.

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