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Winterfest Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Quark for Quayle T 
Abortion Control T 
Anartichoke S 
Big Rattler T 
Bimbo in Limbo S 
Brokendown Shanty T,S 
Bush Loves Detroit T 
Cat's Meow S 
Consolation T 
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly S 
Dissolution, The S 
Driving Over Stella S 
Dweeb T,S 
Fractions S 
Generica S 
Interstellar Overdrive S 
Jell-O Brand Napalm T 
Killian's Red S 
Leaning Pillar T,S 
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art S 
Pass The Tanning Butter S 
Pseudo Bullet S 
Pumcat S 
Rebel Yell S 
Resolution, The S 
Runt T,TR 
Silver Bullet S 
Sunset Arete S 
Tanning Butter S 
Too Dumb to Sleep In T 
Twinkletoes S 
Under The Wire S 
Whole Lot of Drunk S 

Winterfest Wall  

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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.

Getting There 

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.
B. Pumcat, 10 or 12, 1p, 55', bolts.
CD. Twinkletoes, 11-, 1p, 55', bolts.
D. Dweeb, 9+, 1p, 55', gear (now retrobolted).
ED. Cat's Meow, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
F. Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Sunset Arete, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Too Dumb to Sleep In, 8+, 1p, gear.
I. Rebel Yell, 11, 1p, bolts. Just L of an arete.
J. Driving Over Stella, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Variation, 11-, 1p.
L. Broken Down Shanty, 8, 1p, gear.
M. Underchiever, 9, 1p, gear.
N. Interstellar Overdrive, 11-, 1p, bolts.
O. Pseudo Bullet, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.
P. Bush Loves Detroit, 8, 1p, gear.
Q. Variation, 9-, 1p.
R. Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly, 11, 1p, bolts. Blunt, bulging arete.
S. Bimbo in Limbo, 10-, 1p, bolts.
T. Killian's Red, 11, 1p, bolts.
UV. Pass The Tanning Butter, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
V. Tanning Butter, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
W. Silver Bullet, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
X1. Anartichoke, 10+, 1p, bolts.
X2. Consolation, 10-, 1p, bolts & gear.
Y. Under The Wire, 10, 1p, bolts.
Z. Generica, 10+, 1p, bolts.
AA. Fractions, 10+, 1p, bolts.
BB. Leaning Pillar, 10, 1p, bolts.
CC. Thin Lizzie, 9+, 1p, gear.
DD. The Dissolution, 11, 1p, bolts.
EE. The Resolution, 11, 1p, bolts.
FF. Jello Brand Napalm, 10, 1p, gear.
GG. Big Rattler, 8-, 1p, 70', gear.
HH. Whole Lotta Drunk, 11-, 1p, bolts.
II. unnamed 9 or 11-, 1p, bolts.
JJ. Quayle Eats Bush, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
KK. Dumb Politician, 10-, 1p, gear.

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33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

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- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Bush Loves Detroit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Brokendown Shanty   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Bimbo in Limbo   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Jell-O Brand Napalm   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pass The Tanning Butter   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Silver Bullet   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Leaning Pillar   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Anartichoke   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Sunset Arete   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Interstellar Overdrive   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Rebel Yell   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Driving Over Stella   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Whole Lot of Drunk   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Resolution   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Killian's Red   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pseudo Bullet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Winterfest Wall
Half way up Sunset Arete. Pic taken from the east ...

Sunset Arete 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 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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Steve Seats at the arete.
Steve Seats at the arete.
Winterfest Wall (left) and Hot Spot/Cold Shuts (mi...
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By ChristopherJohnson
From: Denver, CO
Dec 8, 2014
This is a great wall and a short hike away after you realize how much of a choss pile the Sea Cliffs are....
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