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Walt's Wall has a good mixture of crack and slab climbs. Most routes on the wall are trad lines but there are a few bolted lines and several mixed lines. The rough granite of Vedauwoo typically requires tape but the crack routes on Walt's Wall have seen enough traffic in the past 60 years that they are pretty hand friendly when compared to other areas. This wall gets a lot of sun, which is good for an early start. The most common decent is a multiple rap from the top of Walt's Wall Route, at the far right end of the wall. This is often heavily trafficked as it is right in line with several climbing routes. If one is more adventurous an alternative two rope rap from the top of 4th of July Crack will get you down in stellar fashion. To get to this rap you will keep going to the right end of the wall as for Walt's Wall rap, but you will keep going and curl around until you're on top of the Coke Bottle (the rock forming the huge left facing dihedral with the wall). The must do super-classic route is Edward's Crack (5.7).
From the main gate to the Vedauwoo Rec area, follow the signs to the Lower Parking. You'll be graced with water and a restroom. Locate the drainage just to the left of the restrooms. Follow this up and right but until you are just even with the left most edge of the Coke Bottle (that big bulbous rock sticking out of the middle). Pick your way through the boulders to the base of the routes. Edward's Crack is the obvious crack in the center of the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Walt's Wall:
Weak Become Heroes V10 7C+ Boulder, 15'
Foolishness 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, 2 pitches
Walt's Wall 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, 3 pitches
Edwards' Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches
Friction Slide 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
5.7 Cracks 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Satterfield's Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
In Through The Out Door (formerly entered as Water Streak II) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promises) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch
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Satterfield's Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WY : Vedauwoo : Walt's Wall
This route follows the corner crack of the large dihedral between the Coke Bottle and Walt's Wall. The first section the corner crack is very wide until you reach the top of some large boulders. The guidebook recommends belaying here but I choose to continue climbing (60m rope). After the large boulder starts a lieback/jam section. I found the footing to be a little slick and polished through here. The last fifteen feet of this pitch is a chimney. Belay from the top of the chimney. There ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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