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The Pages Wall area is a sub-section of the Book, and includes routes on the center of the Book, between the Isis Buttress and the J-Crack Slab Areas. The far right side of the Pages Wall Area is marked by a large left facing dihedral that features such climbs as El Camino Real (5.12c) and Corner Pump Station (5.11c). The left side of the Pages Wall Area is marked by a deep cleft that separates it from the Isis Buttress. This section of the Book is packed with quality, including such Lumpy classics as Howling at the Wind (5.11b), Perelandra (5.11a), Fat City (5.10c) and Osiris (5.7). The Exit Wall (upper section of the center Book) is also included in this area, that features amazing pitches like Outlander (5.10c) and Cheap Date (5.10b).
Hike as you would to the Book. The trail to the left will deposit you right at the base of the Pages Wall Area. This area is the center of the Book, to the left of the large, left-facing dihedral which hangs above broken rock below. The center of the Pages Wall Area can be identified by George's Tree (5.8), where a ambitious, little tree grows from a large crack that runs up the middle of the slab.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pages Wall Area:
Osiris 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 5 pitches
The Cave Exit 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
George's Tree 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches
High Plains Drifter 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 5 pitches
Cheap Date 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
The 44 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Outlander 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Fat City Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Toot 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Perelandra 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Howling at the Wind 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches
The Final Chapter 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Grade II
Corner Pump Station 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 3 pitches
El Camino Real 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch
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Howling at the Wind 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : The Pages Wall Area
This incredible route attacks arguably the most striking line on the entire Book, the huge dihedral which splits the right side of the Book on its lower half. This description is dedicated to Patrick Vernon, who led the crux pitch but no longer has access to the internet! Note: all the guidebooks have this route as .11b but neither of us felt it could be this hard--however it is a fairly scary lead.Hike up to the Book, bearing left just before the rock. Go around an outcrop and then back righ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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