This sector is comprised of the east-facing wall and deep, dark slot cave you first encounter at the top of the Fortress Trail. It is the westernmost flank of the amphitheater, and is in the sun until around 1:00 pm on most days, making it a good afternoon area in the hotter months, or a good morning area in the winter.
The Fortress Nature Trail drops you off right at the base of the Pummeling Wall. There will be three routes directly in front of you. The Pummeling itself is out right about 100 feet on a blank, tan face.
Browse More Classics in West Wall: Pummeling Sector and the Gothodrome
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Wall: Pummeling Sector and the Gothodrome:
Sandman 5.11+ Sport, 1 pitch, 95 feet
Only Human 5.12a/b Sport, 1 pitch
Repulsion 5.12c Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Glamorama 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Blind Date 5.13b Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
The Pummeling 5.13b R Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
The Misanthrope 5.13+ Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Featured Route For West Wall: Pummeling Sector and the Gothodrome
This is the third route in from the left on the Pummeling Sector, and the rightmost of the trio of routes you first see at the top of the approach trail. It can be distinguished by the black Metolius hangers on most of the bolts, and climbs a sustained, gently overhanging face up a grey/black water streak on killer stone. Thankfully, this route has little or no Fortress Powder on it.Climb past the first bolt on a clean, grey face into a patch where some big blocks fell off. Move through a roofle...[more] Browse More Classics in CO