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Jack's Fortress 

Smith Wall  


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Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Sep 14, 2009
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Climbing is prohibited until further notice.

Description 

Smith Wall has south-facing and north-northeast-facing buttresses and encompasses the Jack's Fortress formation. The rock is a combination of metamorphics and granitic pegmatites. Typical of Unaweep the rock quality is hit and miss.

Getting There 

Climbing here is prohibited until further notice.

Climbing Season

For the Main Canyon: Unaweep Granite area.

Weather station 17.3 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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]


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The obvious crack.

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By Alex Garhart
Apr 7, 2012
I spoke with the landowners today (very friendly older fellow and family), and climbing is prohibited on Smith Wall until further notice. Unfortunately there was an altercation between landowners and an "arrogant" climber. Whoever you are, I hope you're happy.

It saddens me that someone would disrespect this old man and his family, and I hope this trend does not continue. The last thing the climbing community here needs are more access issues in Unaweep.
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