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The Pages Wall Area

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Corner Pump Station T 
El Camino Real T 
Fat City Crack T 
Final Chapter, The T 
Frisky Puppies T,S 
George is Phat T 
George's Tree T 
High Plains Drifter T,S 
Howling at the Wind T 
Hurley Direct T 
Hurley Traverse T 
Interceptor T 
M.I.C. Exit [aka Parable of the Cave] T 
Midway T 
New Music T 
Osiris T 
Outlander T 
Perelandra T 
Pseudo Wallet Eater T 
Right Exit T 
Stepped On T 
That Hideous Strength T 
Toot T 
Wolfie and the Scientist T,TR 
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The Pages Wall Area  


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Elevation: 8,543'
Location: 40.40597, -105.53441 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on May 12, 2009
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Description 

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).

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',8],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

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+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches   
The Cave Exit   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
George's Tree   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
High Plains Drifter   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches   
Cheap Date   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
The 44   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Outlander   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Fat City Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Toot   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Perelandra   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Howling at the Wind   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches   
The Final Chapter   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Grade II   
Corner Pump Station   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches   
El Camino Real   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Chris Weidner on the initial crux sequence of Camino Real

El Camino Real 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : The Pages Wall Area
An old aid climb called Fair Weather Friends (5.9 A3), this is now an incredible free pitch, with technical, strenuous finger crack climbing, stemming and liebacking.Start below the large dihedral of Howling at the Wind, climb moderate rock to the base of the outrageous overhanging crack in the right wall, and climb it. This requires fiddling with gear at the start of the hard part, then sustained and devious climbing all the way to the anchor. It is some of the best hard rock Lum...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Pages Wall - left of Fat City.
BETA PHOTO: The Pages Wall - left of Fat City.

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