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Paleosol Wall 

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 39.0055, -108.2005 View Map  Incorrect?
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Paleosol Wall is a ~50 foot tall, south-facing buttress that houses a handful of great roof cracks, mixed routes, and sport climbs. The rock is high quality, clean basalt that is occasionally blank and sometimes heavily pocketed. This wall offers the best routes and rock quality in the Land's End area.

Getting There 

From the "Y" at the top of Land's End Road, continue 1.9 miles south and park on the side of the road near a lone, bushy pine tree on the cliff edge. Approach the tree on "looker's" left, scramble down to the cliff edge passing a couple of large boulders, and locate one of two large cairns marking the anchors for Topographic Reversal and Roof Pendant. There are thread throughs on boulders above both anchors to ease access. The Roof Pendant anchors are a little friendlier to access (cairn on looker's left).

To get back to the car, you can walk out to the east passing a loose gully in the paleosol and heading up through a class 3 weakness to the rim.

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Paleosol Wall:
Diagenesis   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Babies Have Rabies   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Vesicle Joyride   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Bioturbation 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Paleosol Wall
This route is a variation of Topographic Reversal.Climb the 1st 35 feet of Topographic Reversal up to the hands roof, and traverse left using a tips crack (red C3) and slabby feet to a 1.0-1.5" splitter through the roof. The splitter protects well with #0.5 Camalots. Work your feet up, reach out to an unlikely jug at the lip of the roof, and climb the jugs above to a 2 bolt anchor. This might feel a little stiff if you're short....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Alex Garhart
Sep 3, 2013

We found a black and silver Timex below Roof Pendant. PM me and I'll get it back to you.