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Weston Pass-(Weston Wall) 


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Elevation: 10,700'
Location: 39.1725, -106.2959 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Mar 5, 2010
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Getting There 

The Weston Wall is located 6 miles up Weston Pass from US Highway 24 (Leadville side...). The wall is up the aspen and sage slope (about 10 minute hike) on the left side of the road.


Description 

The Weston Wall is a South-facing crag between 10,700'-11,000'. It is a beautiful setting for all day climbing spring-fall. There are 6 new routes on white granite with diorite knobs scattered about. It is very similar to the granite on Independence Pass. There are a few potato chip flakes here and there, but it is cleaning up quite nicely. The routes follow flake, seam, and crack systems, so plan on placing some gear. All routes required some bolts for protection. There are fixed anchors and each route's end.

Routes are listed from left to right:

A. Jams and Jugs, 5.10d, 20m, gear & bolts.
B. Flakes and Horns, 5.10a, 20m, bolts & sling.
C. Blocks and Locks, 5.10b, 34m, bolts & gear.
D. Chips and Salsa, 5.11d, 35m, bolts & gear.
E. Seams and Smears, 11-, 34m, bolts & gear.
F. Knobs and Nubbins, 10-, 33m, gear & bolts.


7 Total Routes


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Blocks and Locks 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  CO : Weston Pass-(Weston Wall)
This is the leftmost route on the Main Face. Start up the diorite band on bolts. After clipping the 4th bolt, step out left to mount a horizontal crack through a roof (3" cam recommended). Continue up and RIGHTWARD through obvious weaknesses. A second crux climbs by a bolt through another roof before finishing up a finger crack to the 2-bolt anchor (shares anchor with Chips and Salsa)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The 4 longer pitches on the right side of the Weston Wall....
BETA PHOTO: The 4 longer pitches on the right side of the West...
Sierra-esque granite....
Sierra-esque granite....
10 minute hike from the car. Start up the road and traverse up and leftward through the sage toward the base of the crag. Easier than bashing up through the aspens.
10 minute hike from the car. Start up the road and...
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By Dougald MacDonald
Jul 1, 2012

This cliff is a hidden gem. The four long routes are the prizes, but it's all fun. Avoid in spring and early summer because of nesting falcons on upper left side. It's also quite warm up there in full sun. Probably best in late summer and early fall.

By Drew Spaulding
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 18, 2012

Thanks, Dougald! I've also seen the falcons on the upper left side... I haven't talked to many people that have found these routes.... Great to hear you enjoyed! I had a lot of fun putting these pitches up, mostly solo...(close to my house and lack of partners in the area). Have fun!

By Teejay LaJirafa
Jun 3, 2013

I was just up here this last weekend. I wasn't sure if there was any established climbing. Where is the Weston Wall precisely? I was checking out a wall that is about a quarter mile up the mouth of the canyon. So about 4.5 miles from Highway 24. Any information gladly appreciated.