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The Bush League S 
Blood S 
Graspin' for Straw S 
Pineapple Thunderpussy S 
Radical Sabbatical S 
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test") S 
Sweat S 
Tears S 
Uckfay Ushbay S 

North Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.4077, -106.6565 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nate Adams on Aug 22, 2006
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Working through the lower crux of Rafting With Red...


The North Wall stays shaded all day, which makes it the perfect escape from the summer heat. Routes range from 5.10b to 5.Hard, but most climbers will be drawn to the large number of excellent 5.11- climbs. The wall is surrounded by large pine trees, making this a nice cool setting. The rock here is generally quite good, with clean vertical panels of gray, Rifle-esque limestone.

Getting There 

Two roads access the canyon, one on each side of the creek. For the North Wall, follow the West road, which deadends just below The Prow. From the last pullout before the end of the road, follow a good trail west towards the Prow, across an improvised footbridge that crosses the west fork of the creek. The trail forks just under the Prow. Take the left fork to access the Prow routes; the right fork leads you to the North Wall.



A. Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test"), 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Blood, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Sweat, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Tears, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Graspin' for Straw, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Pineapple Thunderpuss, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. UckFay UshBay, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. The Bush League, 12-, 1p, 75', bolts.
I. Unnamed, looks 12+/13.
J. Radical Sabbatical, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in North Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Wall:
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test")   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Graspin' for Straw   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tears   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Uckfay Ushbay   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pineapple Thunderpussy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blood   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Bush League   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For North Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Beginning up RWR.

Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test") 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : North Wall
This is a good warm-up climb. The crux comes towards the end on the steeper headwall. Begin right over the trail, with a few easy moves to get established in a shallow dihedral. Thin cruxy moves head up & right to the lower-angled face. A few jugs lead to a ledge below the prominent headwall. Follow nice pockets up and slightly left across the headwall to good jugs at the lip....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Sep 3, 2007
There is a new route to the left of Blood.
By Jon Georger
Sep 10, 2010
As of Sept. 2010, there is a new route to the left of Rafting with Rednecks. It felt 5.9ish, although VERY dirty and large, hollow flake about half way up - belayer be heads up.

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