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Wall of the '90s

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.30-06 T 
Alone Time with my Banana S 
American Mustang S 
Black and Tan S 
Casual Stone S 
Centerfold S 
Curvaceous S 
Double Stout S 
Double Stout (w/ extension) S 
Foxy S 
Goin' The Distance S 
Harlot S 
Hellcat S 
Hey Good Lookin' S 
Hot Stuff S 
Interstellar Overdrive S 
Leftover Stuff S 
Litlle Kitten S 
Mission Impossible S 
Mission Overdrive S 
Mission Plausible S 
Porn Queen S 
Pretty Woman S 
Recovery S 
Reefer Madness S 
Roadrunner T 
Slender Babe S 
Slinky S 
Stone Free S,TR 
Sweet Thing S 
Ten-Digit Dialing S 
Vixen S 
Wet Dream S 
Wiled Horses T 
Y2K S 

Wall of the '90s  

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This is a fantastic crag with a short, steep, somewhat slippery approach. A host of excellent climbs reside here, most being in the 5.11 - 5.12 range. The guidebook doesn't lie in saying that this is some of the best rock in the canyon. Reefer Madness, Recovery, Wet Dream... climb any one of 'em and you'll agree! The climbs can be long here, but a single 60m rope will work for most; knot the ends if in doubt.

Just uphill (to the left) are the crags, The Monkey House and Death Rock.

Getting There 

Get to US 6 (the wall is nearer the Golden end of the canyon). The crag is immediately west of Tunnel 2 (5.1 miles west of Tunnel 1). There is a sizeable pullout on the south side of the highway. There's plenty of room to park, but because of all the scree above, the closer you park to the base of the hill, the more likely you are to go home with a crater in your hood. Follow one of two paths up to the base of the wall. There are a few markers you can use to get oriented: On the right side of the wall, there is a large eye bolt at the base of Refer Madness. In the central region, there is a belay bolt at the base of Recovery & Foxy. Of the climbs on the left end, Hey Good Lookin' is the line that goes out the leftmost big roof crack.


A. Alone Time with my Banana, 6 PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts +/- gear.
B. Leftover Stuff, 10, 1p, 110', bolts.
C. Hot Stuff, 10, 1p, 135', bolts.
D. Pretty Woman, 10-, 1p, 95', bolts.
E. Hey Good Lookin'!, 11+, 1p, 140', bolts.
F. Squeezing in a bit of Texas, 11-, 1p, TR.
G. Vixen, 11-, 1p, bolts.
above G. Harlot, 13+, 1p, 110', bolts.
above G. Hellcat, 14-, 1p, 115', bolts.
H. Y2K, 12, 1p, 120', bolts.
I. Slinky, 12+, 1p.
IH. Extension Goin' The Distance, 12+, 1p, 130', bolts.
J. Sweet Thing, 13, 1p, 140', bolts.
K. Recovery, 10+, 1p, ~100', bolts.
L. Foxy, 11 PG-13, 1p, <100', bolts.
M. Little Kitten, 10 PG-13, 1p, bolts.
above M. Slender Babe, 12+, 1p, bolts.
N. Curvaceous, 11, 1p, 100', bolts.
O. Wet Dream, 12-, 1p, 105', bolts.
P. Centerfold, 11-, 2p, 120', bolts.
Q1. Ten Digit Dialing, 12+, 1p, 70', bolts.
Q2. Reefer Madness, 11-, 1p, bolts.
above Q2. Porn Queen, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.
RQ2. Stone Free, 11, 1p, bolts.
above R or Q2. Casual Stone, 11, bolts.
S. Casual Gods, 11, 1p, gear.
T. Double Stout to 1st anchors, 13-, 1p, bolts. Above Double Stout (w/ extension): 14-, 115', bolts.
U. Back and Tan, 13-, 1p, bolts.
V. .30-06, 11, 1p, gear.
VX. Wiled Horses, 13-, 1p, 115', gear & bolts.
W. American Mustang, 14-, 1p, 115', bolts.
X. Roadrunner, 11-, 1p, gear.
YX. Mission Plausible, 14-, 1p, 85', bolts & gear.
Y. Mission Impossible, 14, 1p, 90', bolts.
YZ. Mission Overdrive, 14-, 1p, 70', bolts.
Z. Interstellar Overdrive, 13+, 1p, bolts.

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35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wall of the '90s:
Centerfold   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   
Pretty Woman   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Hot Stuff   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
Leftover Stuff   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Litlle Kitten   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Vixen   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Reefer Madness   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Roadrunner   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 105'   
Curvaceous   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Hey Good Lookin'   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Wet Dream   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
.30-06   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Y2K   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Ten-Digit Dialing   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Wiled Horses   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Double Stout   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Interstellar Overdrive   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Double Stout (w/ extension)   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Mission Overdrive   5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mission Impossible   5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Tom working his way up the Wall of '90s, not sure ...
Wall of the '90s aka Roadrunner Buttress.
Wall of the '90s aka Roadrunner Buttress.
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Wall of the '90s from Irok.
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Clayton MacBride on his on-sight attempt of Wet Dr...
Early spring belay at Wall of the '90s.
Early spring belay at Wall of the '90s.
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Busy day at Wall of the '90s.
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By Anonymous Coward
Jul 30, 2003
Best rock in the canyon? I halfway agree. That shield of rock where TDD and Reefer reside is infact beautiful and superb, but the rest is dirty and sometimes loose. Pitch one of Centerfold has many friable flakes and is a tad crumbly in places. Kitten, Vixen and Recovery are all a tad dirty (mostly cause it gets a lot of water runoff), though solid, as are the other routes in this sector.

Best rock I've been on is Reefer (btw, mid 10 if you're tall, 11 if you're short), but best continuous rock goes to Eiger or River Wall.

Oct 2, 2006
I just recently had my draws stolen off Ten Digit Dialing, like in the past 4 or 5 days. Does anyone know anything that could help me get them back? I really need them. I won't be pissed off. I just want them back. Thanks.
By Nate Oakes
Jul 2, 2007
We encountered a rattlesnake on the approach to Wall of the '90s yesterday, along the dirt path that leads away from the parking lot. I'd never heard of a rattlesnake in CCC before. Be careful!
By Derek Lawrence
From: Bailey
Jul 6, 2007
Another rattlesnake encounter.... Pissed one off last night on the upper trail down from the Wall of the '90s right where it crosses the recent rock slide. The snake was under the bushes/large rock, but then slid down the dirt towards us... exciting!
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Apr 12, 2010
Does anyone happen to have info on the bolted line just left of Black and Tan? It currently has draws hanging on it all the way up. We climbed on the face up to the first set of anchors before the wild looking roof moves and noticed a red tag on the first bolt (past the first anchors). Is this route/extension new? Is it open to climb on? Thanks!
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Apr 14, 2010
Oooo! That's the one. Thanks for the info and putting up the line. Good luck on the upcoming send.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 13, 2010
Found something at the wall of the '90s. If you're missing it, let me know via pm, and I'll get it back to ya.
By Trent Williams Jr
From: Lakewood, CO
Oct 8, 2010
I just checked this place out today for the first time. Left cos it looked like rain. But before I did, I was hiking a bit to the left of Alone Time With My Banana and saw a few bolted routes. Are these part of a different area or are they just new?
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Oct 9, 2010
Trent, there are two more crags up the hill called The Monkey House and Death Rock. Death Rock, however, is not on this site, but the Monkey House is. Death Rock is in the guidebook, though.
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
May 4, 2011
On Tuesday evening, May 4, 2011, there was a large group at Wall of the 90s in Clear Creek Canyon and a MSR Jet Boil was left behind. If it's yours, post here & I'll get it back to you.
By Dean Kure
Jun 25, 2012
Mr. Nick- I found your Grigri! I was just about to post it. Call me 651-271-0429 (this is Haley, not Dean).
By Mike Morin
From: On the Road
Jul 9, 2012
Next time you're up here, check out the new trail built with the help of The Access Fund's Jeep Conservation Team, and 9 hearty volunteers!

Climbing access trail sign.
Climbing access trail sign.
By tybilecky
Oct 12, 2012
Hey I was at wall of the '90s the other day, and I found a length of cordelette two black diamond straight gates and a pair of lockers. I found these items at the base of Hey Good Lookin' route. Figured I would see who it belongs to and try to get em back to their owner. Let me know. tybilecky@gmail.com
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Feb 17, 2013
Found: A pair of shoes and a chalk bag. Separate areas, so likely different owners. Let me know if you lost something, and we'll get it back to you.
By Chris Baldwin
From: CO
May 10, 2013
I found some belay gear at the base of 10 Digit Dialing. I remember the owner but have no contact info. Let me know if you are the owner and describe the gear, and I'll get it back to you.
By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
May 12, 2013
Found some Miuras at the bottom of Wet Dream. Email me if they are yours: andrewkyleriley@gmail.com.
By quasielliptic
Nov 12, 2013
I think I left a pair of LaSportivas below Curvaceous on 10/10. I went back today and had no luck. If you found 'em, there's a reward for their return (beer). Thanks.
By Leeanne
From: Denver, CO
Oct 9, 2014
Found a gray soft shell jacket on the Hot Stuff ledge on Tuesday (10/7). It is a size small brand C9.
By Phil Esra
May 29, 2015
Just climbed here (and CCC) for the first time. Great little crag! What's the deal with the heavy truck traffic? We were here for only an hour or two, in the middle of the day on a Thursday, and the number of trucks seemed to dwindle over that time?
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