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Hands down the best climbing on North Table Mountain can be had at the Winterfest Wall. Most of the routes are a good half rope length in height but not longer. The area is roughly defined by the domain from Whole Lotta Drunk to the Sunset Arete. This blends seamlessly with the Risk Area to the North. Many of the routes are in the 5.10 to 5.11+ level, with a lone 5.12 route. Several excellent moderate lines have been installed below 5.10 in difficulty, and with close to 20 routes to choose from, one can spend a great day at the Winterfest. An added plus is that the wall faces due West and so gets great afternoon sun. A must do event at the Winterfest is to jump on the Sunset Arete, just as the sun goes down. The whole wall turns rust red with the Sunset Arete in stark relief and in gorgeous color.
Hike around the hill. Pass left of the Winter Warmer area, the broken fence, and in 200 yards or fewer you will arrive. The Winterfest Wall can be identified by the silhouette of Rebel Yell that obscures the rest of the North Table Mountain climbs to the North. It has a high density of routes in a domain quite separate from everything to the South.
A. Runt, 8+ R, 1p, gear.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Winterfest Wall:
Too Dumb to Sleep In 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Bush Loves Detroit 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Brokendown Shanty 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Bimbo in Limbo 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Jell-O Brand Napalm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Pass The Tanning Butter 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Silver Bullet 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Leaning Pillar 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Anartichoke 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Sunset Arete 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Interstellar Overdrive 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Rebel Yell 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Driving Over Stella 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Whole Lot of Drunk 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Killian's Red 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
The Resolution 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Pseudo Bullet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Sunset Arete 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Golden : ... : Winterfest Wall
What is it about Ken Trout? He always gets to a crag first, and he always picks the cherries. From Colorado and Wyoming to the Valley; Ken has been there, probably way ahead of the rest of us, and done the nicest lines. The Suset Arete is just another example of Ken's "been there, done that, and it's great". This route fires up the North-most route in the Winterfest area. It takes the obvious sharp arete up some lower angle stuff to start. Way too short for full, cigarette-toting, gr...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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