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Wall of the Dead

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Wall of the Dead  


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Location: 39.99836, -105.41199 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Wall of the Dead is the highest area on the Second Tier. It holds three sport routes and one mixed (bolts plus gear) route. Dead Can Dance (9) is a popular route on the right side of the wall. The Dead Zone (10a) climbs a crack system just left of Dead Can Dance. Dead Again (10c) is a steep face route up the middle of the wall. Isle of the Dead (10c) climbs a black streak in the chimney to the left.

Just left of The Wall of the Dead are the slab routes Incline Club (8) and Tomb of Sorrows (9), making this a popular area for those seeking moderate adventures.

L->R:

A. Isle of the Dead, 10, 1p, 70', 8 bolts. Black water streak in chimney.
B. Dead Again, 10, 1p, 60', 6 bolts. Steep, committing face.
C. The Dead Zone, 10-, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2.5". Corner, bulge, & cracks.
D. Dead Can Dance, 9+, 1p, 60', 7 bolts. Corners to arete to roof.

Getting There 

Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt path starts at the top of the talus. Follow the path uphill a bit until the trail splits. Continue up the hill on the right trail branch. You'll eventually reach a steep wall with a scooped-out face; this is the route Strange Science. Continue right and up the hill, following a loose and eroded trail. On the left is the Middle Wall slab; directly above is The Wall of the Dead. A deep chimney separates the two walls.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wall of the Dead:
Dead Can Dance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Dead Again   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Start in the middle of The Wall of the Dead. Climb up the face to an overlap, move left, and continue up to the anchors. It has some committing moves through the crux section passing the overlap.I found this to be a fun, interesting, well bolted climb that I would certainly do again....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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