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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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The Gash.

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.


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Taylor Roy on Slice of Death. <br /> <br />Photo by Leah Frazer.

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Climb right-trending seams with some face relief up a steep, black wall. This route is an exercise in finesse rather than power. Start by compressing between the crack and some face holds until you reach a decent rest at mid-height. The second half is a bit harder and with less face holds the route forces you to layback and gaston the crack until you reach another decent hold. Veer left, hug the seam and the arete, and lunge for a very satisfying jug just below the anchor....[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....