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Ghost Dancer S 
Herding Sheep T,TR 
Hope for a Boner S 
Super Fly S 

A Wall Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: A Wall, Pictured Rocks, Iowa. 1 - Herding Sheep (5...


A Wall along with the Comic Gallery make up the largest concentration of routes at Pictured Rocks. On Sundays When the University has it's classes giving many students their first outdoor climbing experiences, this wall is crowded. The kids usually are done around 2-3 depending on how fast they tire. Other than Sundays, this wall generally isn't that crowded.

Getting There 

From the main trail walk past Wild Iowa wall and the Razorblade Boulder, you should see a large face with a clearing below it on the left.

Climbing Season

For the Pictured Rocks area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in A Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for A Wall:
Herding Sheep   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 50'   
Hope for a Boner   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Ghost Dancer   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Super Fly   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ghost Dancer

Ghost Dancer 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  IA : Pictured Rocks : A Wall
Starts off slow. First three bolts are a few feet left of the rest of the route, I have seen the use of extended runners on these three bolts to decrease rope drag, although I think most people just use sport draws, as the rope drag is minimal....[more]   Browse More Classics in IA

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By Erik Keldahl
May 12, 2015
Does anyone have an overhead topo of the area (walls/trails in relation to parking lot)? Would be handy to print for first time visitors like myself.

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