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Better Rad than Trad S 
Crimpfest S 
Crocodile Rock S 
Dave's Dilemma T,S 
Deceptive Slab S 
Drill Sergeant S 
Easy Does It S 
Entourage, The S 
File Drawer S 
InterGalactic Fungus Pull S 
Middle Parallel Space S 
Planet Gnarler S 
Poser Free Zone S 
Right Parallel Space S 
Season Opener S 
Stooner's Highway S 

The Crimpfest Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 1, 2001
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The Crimpfest Wall is the effective continuation of the Headstone after descending South from Rock Nazi. The wall is vertical overall, but presents several roof and corner systems. All of the routes are close to or more than 100 ft long, so bring a 60m rope or two ropes. The climbing is strenuous, thin, crimpy, technical and brilliant. Most routes are 5.12 or upper 5.11. While every route can be done with QD alone, there are some places where a Friend will ease the spook factor. I would carry a full rack of camming devices from small TCUs to # 3 or # 4 Friends. There isn't a bad route on the wall, so just bring the guns and queue up for a crimpfest.

Getting There 

From the Zinn Overlook, take a faint trail down and left, heading directly toward the most imposing crag in sight. Cross a small talus field to the base of The Headstone. Follow the trail right (South) along the Headstone until it drops underneath a large detached boulder at the base of Rock Nazi. Continue downhill for 200 ft to the base of the wall and a perfect tanning slab. Routes start in a dark gully on the left and extend rightward for 200 ft.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.0 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Crimpfest Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Crimpfest Wall:
Deceptive Slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Entourage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Dave's Dilemma   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Season Opener   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Crimpfest   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
File Drawer   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Better Rad than Trad   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
Planet Gnarler   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the intitial crux.

Season Opener 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : South Platte : ... : The Crimpfest Wall
On the left side of Crimpfest, there is a large flake-roof that forms part of several routes on this part of the wall. Season Opener attacks the central portion of this roof. It is the fourth route from the left and just left of the obvious right-facing flake on Dave's Dilema. Power over the initial bulge on decent holds (11b) and move up on beautiful flakes to engage the thinner and steeper crux (11c). The route then eases off to typical 5.10 Crimpfest climbing, with only a puzzling bulge (that...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on Dave's Dilemma.
BETA PHOTO: Chris on Dave's Dilemma.

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By richard magill
Dec 17, 2001
Don't go here on a hot day. It faces southwest and broils in the sun - it is plenty warm on a sunny 45 degree day. Best reserved for sometime in the spring or fall.

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