The Trail Side Wall, as I call it, is located east of the road below Cloud Shadow. You can make the traverse as long as you want, but its more difficult uphill. There are several variations to the traverse as well as numerous problems that go straight up on solid rock. Located on the west side of the wall, this area is shaded by ponderosa and is just overhanging enough that it doesn't get snowed on. The landings, which are on the trail, are decent; bring a pad, and watch out for steps and roots. The lower half has better problems and flatter landings.
Just after Cookie Jar Rock, park on the right side below Cloud Shadow where the trail crosses the road. You can also park at Capstan Rock and walk downhill past Cloud Shadow.
This problem traverses the lower Trail Side Wall starting at the right side on the sloping rail/edge of the rock. Moving left follow the pockets and side pulls through the lower crux, finishing either by going up or continuing the traverse until you run out of rock....[more]Browse More Classics in CO
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Thanks, Chip! Would you mind looking at the google map link at the top of the page and seeing if that is wrong then? The map link shows the boulders at a different area than you are saying. Thanks again for the help!