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The Misfits Wall  

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Location: 37.9768, -107.6588 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: gimpmonkey on Aug 19, 2013
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This is the next section of wall upstream (left) of Princess Ella's Magic Adventure (PEMA). This is a distinct section of wall, so it deserves its own area, if nothing else this is a first attempt at organizing the Waterfall Wall area.

This wall consists of mostly awesome quartzite separated by diagonal ledge systems covered in death blocks. Fear not, it is mostly easy to avoid the chunder, and it will clean up with traffic.

The cliff faces E-NE so gets morning sun and is around 9500' feet. This is not a good place to be in the rain as this rock is dangerously slick when wet. Abundant potential remains for more routes.

When climbing here, be sure to have fun distracting the white knuckled drivers on the highway!

Getting There 

Approach as for Waterfall Wall to PEMA, but continue past its base 30 yards until you reach a fixed handline. Head straight up the hill above the handline aiming for a pine tree at the base of the rock about 150' above the river. Look for bolts, some with brown hangers, this is the start of Astro Zombies.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

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Astro Zombies 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : The Misfits Wall
This is the first route on the Misfits Wall heading pretty much up the center. There are 2 easy sections of 4th class between pitches 1-2 and 2-3, the rest is fine, moderate quartzite climbing with an awesome 5.10 last pitch.Pitch 1: 5.9. Start right of the pine tree at the base of Misfits Wall. Head for the A frame break in the overlap above (crux). 6-7 bolts + 2 bolt anchor. Move belay over 4th class above to base of wall behind huge pine tree.Pitch 2: 5.8+. Follow 6 bolts up amazing face. Opt...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Nov 1, 2013
" Fear not, it is mostly easy to avoid the chunder, and it will clean up with traffic."

Sounds like the makings of an awesome trundling party!