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Quarry Wall  

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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 38.8444, -104.883 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is the short 60-foot-high wall directly below the wide quarried ledge on the right side of the main quarry. It is also the very south end of the Whale.

This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 230pm or so.

Getting There 

Access it by hiking into the quarry and then walking northeast across the quarry floor to the cliff base.


Lower Wall:

A. Old'n, 6, 1p, 55', bolts.
B. Monosmear, 8, 1p, 55', bolts.
C. Xenolith, 8+, 1p, 60-70', bolts.
D. Double B, 6, 1p, 60-70', pins & gear.

Upper Wall:

E. In the Way, 6 R, 1p, 60'?, pins & gear.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Quarry Wall:
In the Way   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Monosmear   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Xenolith   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Quarry Wall
Very nice climbing...climbed in memory of Kathy.

Xenolith 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Quarry Wall
Xenolith is the steepest and highest-rated pitch on the Quarry Wall. The first of 5 bolts is a little high for comfort if you're an inexperienced leader, but getting there only requires a 5.6ish move or two. Between bolts 1 and 3 is the crux, steady and steep face climbing with some thin holds. About 8-10 feet below the anchor look for the crystalline xenoliths ("strange rocks") that give this route its name. Stand in the deep, 6+ inch diameter pocket to comfortably set up your anchor. For ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Quarry and Quarry Wall.
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Old'n, leftmost line on Quarry Wall.
Old'n, leftmost line on Quarry Wall.

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By Dan Petty
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/long: 38.844412, -104.88297.