The Purple Wall sports several bolted routes on juggy, overhanging quartz monzonite. The area's name is likely derived from the unique purple varnish in sections of the rock. The wall is east-facing and is in the shade after 2pm or so. Rock quality is good, but are still cleaning up. There are some sections of rotten rock, but nothing serious. A gentle breeze picked up once the sun went down. Routes are well protected and most bolts clip from good stances. Worth the hike considering the seclusion and great weather on a hot summer afternoon.
Look for a lone pine tree between the two "Maybird Avalanche Area" signs. Here, a rock cairn marks the beginning of the trail. Follow the established trail to a rock-filled gulch. A series of rock cairns lead to the remnants of two stone huts. Look left and the Purple Wall will stare right back at you. Plan on moderate hiking of about 20-25 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Purple Wall:
Pump It Until Purple 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 30 feet
The Wine Drip 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 35 feet
Purple Pumper 5.10a/b Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Mad Swiller 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch, 35 feet
Drop Out 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 55 feet
Squeeze It Until It's Purple 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 35 feet
Bubbles & Booze 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 35 feet
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Squeeze It Until It's Purple 5.10c UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Purple Wall
At first, it is easier than it looks, but don't get lulled into a false sense of security. It gets steeper and thinner as you approach the crux. **BETA ALERT** The crux is reachy and a hidden hold is key. Expect to turn purple at the stance below the crux while trying to figure this one out. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT