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Upper Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
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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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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
Deb steps into the crux crack section.

Tetherly Designs 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Golden : ... : Upper Wall
This is a pleasant route up the middle of the crag that suddenly gets tricky at the top.You can start from the left in a wide crack or scamper around from the right past a stack of rocks (cairn?) to the cleft below the 1st bolt. A #3 Camalot-size piece can ease the mind to clip the 1st bolt, although it isn't too tough. Move right onto the face. Angle left to a ledge. Clip the bolt and get small cams in the crack. At the top, the feet get iffy and a high left step is in order. The 2 ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Upper Wall
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Left crack.
Left crack.
Left bolted route.  Note, this is a corrected phot...
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.