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Upper Wall

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Battle of the Bulge T,S 
Prissy Prancin' T 
Streakers T,S 
Tetherly Designs T,S 
Tower Dogs T,S 
Valley Boys T 

Upper Wall  


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Location: 39.74389, -105.34597 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: chinos on Apr 3, 2013
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Description 

The Upper Wall is located high up on the hillside directly uphill from the base of Real Hidden Valley. The crag 30-40' tall with mostly mixed bolts and gear routes.

Getting There 

Walk uphill from the base of the Real Hidden Valley crag for 10-15 minutes. Stay slightly west and angle back east somewhat to avoid a steeper bit of terrain.

L->R: 

A. Slot, ?, 1p, gear.
B. Prissy Prancin', 8+ PG-13, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Streakers, 10 (or harder), 1p, ~50', bolts & gear.
D1. Crack, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
D2. Crack Right, ?, 1p, ~50', gear.
E. Tetherly Designs, 10-, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
F. Unknown Right, 11+, 1p, 40', bolts & gear.
G. Tower Dogs, 10, 1p, 40', bolts & gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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 Upper Wall:
Tower Dogs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Battle of the Bulge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Upper Wall
Dave pulls aboard at the initial roof.

Battle of the Bulge 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Golden : ... : Upper Wall
This is the second bolted line from the right at the Upper Wall of the Real Hidden Valley. It is a good route, but those under 5'10" may find avoiding the initial roof to be more enjoyable.A stick clip may be useful for the 1st bolt. Pull over the initial roof (crux) to the right of the 1st bolt. Taller folks may find the pull easier. You can get yellow and orange TCUs in a horizontal. Drift right getting a good flake to the right of the 2nd bolt. Find curiously good holds that keep appear...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Upper Wall
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Left crack.
Left crack.
Left bolted route. <br /> <br />Note, this is a corrected photo.
Left bolted route.

Note, this is a corrected phot...
Right crack.
Right crack.
Right bolt & gear routes.
Right bolt & gear routes.

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By chinos
Dec 13, 2013
Thanks for adding all of this info for me, Leo. I was going to do it when I added the Real Hidden Valley area but forgot about it over time. I have been busy working on a guide for NH climbing! Thanks again.
I hope to get back out there next season to enjoy the excellent climbing you have in CO!
Cheers,
Jonathan Garlough / chinos
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Dec 13, 2013
You're welcome. It's always fun checking out new areas.