|The Weston Wall
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A short but enjoyable singletrack cruise close to Crested Butte mountain. Near Crested Butte, CO
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The Weston Wall
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|Submitted By: ||Drew Spaulding on Mar 5, 2010|
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BETA PHOTO: The 4 longer pitches on the right side of the West...
The Weston Wall is located 6 miles up Weston Pass from US Highway 24 (Leadville side...). The wall is up the aspen and sage slope (about 10 minute hike) on the left side of the road.
The Weston Wall is a South-facing crag between 10,700'-11,000'. It is a beautiful setting for all day climbing spring-fall. There are 6 new routes on white granite with diorite knobs scattered about. It is very similar to the granite on Independence Pass. There are a few potato chip flakes here and there, but it is cleaning up quite nicely. The routes follow flake, seam, and crack systems, so plan on placing some gear. All routes required some bolts for protection. There are fixed anchors and each route's end.
Routes are listed from left to right:
A. Jams and Jugs, 5.10d, 20m, gear & bolts.
B. Flakes and Horns, 5.10a, 20m, bolts & sling.
C. Blocks and Locks, 5.10b, 34m, bolts & gear.
D. Chips and Salsa, 5.11d, 35m, bolts & gear.
E. Seams and Smears, 11-, 34m, bolts & gear.
F. Knobs and Nubbins, 10-, 33m, gear & bolts.
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|Comments on The Weston Wall
|By Dougald MacDonald|
Jul 1, 2012
This cliff is a hidden gem. The four long routes are the prizes, but it's all fun. Avoid in spring and early summer because of nesting falcons on upper left side. It's also quite warm up there in full sun. Probably best in late summer and early fall.
|By Drew Spaulding|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 18, 2012
Thanks Dougald! I've also seen the falcons on the upper left side... I haven't talked to many people that have found these routes... Great to hear you enjoyed! I had a lot of fun putting these pitches up, mostly solo...(close to my house and lack of partners in the area) Have fun!