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