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Trifle Wall, The 

The Gash  


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Location: 39.2345, -107.2317 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on May 28, 2013
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Description 

This narrow gully is a perfect, warm weather area with steep, granite cliffs that receives almost no sun and a constant flow of cool air. The right side, which looks and climbs like Rifle, is known as the Trifle Wall. The left side is more typical of granite with familiar features like cracks, seams, and edges.

Most of the routes are bolted and range from 5.4 to 13d, with the majority falling in the 5.11 to 5.12 range. Although the climbing is great, the ground is steep and loose which leads to rocks (some very large) becoming dislodged and rolling down the gully when people move around. That said, this area is not kid friendly, and helmets may be a good idea.

Getting There 

Park at the Avacado Gully, which is one pullout downstream from the Narrows parking. Cross the road, and hike into the woods past a waterfall, turn left, and head up a talus field into a narrow rock canyon.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=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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Pump-a-Lama, 11b.  Photo by Leah Frazer.

Pump-a-Lama 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Carbondale Area : ... : The Trifle Wall
There are lots of hidden holds and blocky madness on this one. It will make you think!Pull the hardest moves getting over small bulge at the first bolt. Easier but very pumpy climbing leads to a crimpy section on a flat panel of rock. A few tricky moves gain a crack that leads to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
May 28, 2013
Bring a helmet for sure! And maybe some body armor....