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Purple Wall

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Bubbles & Booze 
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Purple Haze 
Purple Pumper 
Squeeze It Until It's Purple 
Win`o, The 
Wine Drip, The 

Purple Wall 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 40.5752, -111.7082 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ryan Brough on Jun 27, 2007
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Description 

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.

Here are the routes listed in order from left to right:

Approach:

Main Wall:
North Wall:


Getting There 

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.


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Purple Wall:
Pump It Until Purple   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
The Wine Drip   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Purple Pumper   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mad Swiller   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Drop Out   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Squeeze It Until It's Purple   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Bubbles & Booze   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Mad Swiller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Purple Wall
So far, this is my favorite route on the wall. Expect some steep and pumpy jug hauling with a balancey crux. I'll admit that I was swilling water like a mad man after sending this route......[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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The north side of the Purple Wall.
The north side of the Purple Wall.
South side of the Purple Wall.
South side of the Purple Wall.
Topo of south end of Purple Wall: <br />1. Bubbles & Booze 5.11a <br />2. Squeeze It Until Its Purple 5.10c <br />3. Mad Swiller 5.10b <br />4. The Wine Drip 5.10a <br />5. Pump It Until Purple 5.9
BETA PHOTO: Topo of south end of Purple Wall:
1. Bubbles & Boo...
topo for purple gurple, and purple pumper
topo for purple gurple, and purple pumper
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By Doughy
Jul 5, 2007

Why are the chain links in this area so small? I found it hard to clip a normal-sized locking biner to the chains here.

By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jul 12, 2007

Buy the topo for this area at IME. The proceeds fund the bolts you clip.

By BobGray
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 12, 2007

Trust me we heckled Greg every time he used those chains. They would be better suited for hanging bling bling around your neck than holding a climber. Buy more topos so Greg will sack up and buy beefier chains!(hopefully)

By Greg Martinez
From: SLC UTAH
Sep 7, 2007

the win`0 is the first climb on left purple haze is up gully another 90 feet or so another 90 feet or so is the next 7 climbs

By Michael Buchanan
Jul 11, 2010

Great wall, an impressive effort to bolt all these routes! If you are a regular LCC or BCC climber, these routes are pretty easy compared to other standard routes. So you could expect to climb two or three letter grades harder in this area in comparison with other areas in the Wasatch.

By D. Durrant
Sep 30, 2012

Ok climbing that will keep you busy for a day.

By Grant Burton
From: Holladay, UT
Aug 13, 2013

Since a rock slide early in the summer of 2013 the routes on the purple wall are about 7'-10'shorter. I still find the area a fun afternoon spot just not as tall as it used to be.