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Sunset Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 30, 2007

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  • Description 

    Despite being so large, on the order of size of any crag around other than Eldo's Redgarden Wall, its distance from the trail head prevents it from being popular at all. It is scarcely known or spoke of.

    Even in guidebooks the details for this huge, west-facing wall are sparse.

    Unfortunately, the crag, while 400' tall and 1/2 mile wide, is broken by a rotten roof at mid-height for a majority of its width, a choss band which gates access to the splitter cracks above.

    Still, it holds at least 4 olds routes, as evidenced by report and/or fixed pins (though details are sparse), and at least as many new ones, with potential for several more.
    The rock faces predominantly West by Southwest and gets sun from late morning until late evening.

    Getting There 

    Hike up Shadow Canyon Trail until well past the Devil's thumb, keeping an eye up and to the East. Eventually a massive red and tan wall will appear, Once directly below it's Northern end, hike 300-400 meters up talus to it's base.
    Approach time is ~1h20m at a reasonable and steady pace.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 1.9 miles from here

    12 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

    Featured Route For Sunset Wall

    Home Run 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  CO : Flatirons : ... : Sunset Wall
    Should I Lead It?The answer was "Yes," but it was we re-cleaned it in 1997 while climbing on TR, where some loose flakes could be removed from the wall without risking severe consequences. The climb cleaned up surprisingly nicely, and with some small cams, protects OK. Not like overhead gear, but it is just below the feet at the crux sequence.Start off on a short slab and climb up and left to reach the base of the flakes and seams. Place some gear and pull up and right into the seams. Funky ri...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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