Login with Facebook
Aeolian Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aeolian Wall (Original Route) T 
Cactus Connection T 
Gift of the Wind Gods T 
Inti Watana T 
Resolution Arete T 
Thanatos T 
Woman of Mountain Dreams T 

Aeolian Wall  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 36.09485, -115.48188 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 89,506
Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: phil broscovak on Mar 5, 2004
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Mt. Wilson in early morning light. Photo taken Oc...

Climbing in Red Rocks after heavy rain can permanently damage the rock! MORE INFO >>>


The Aeolian Wall is the unmistakable and massive diamond-shaped feature that comprises the entire right side of Mt. Wilson. Bounded on the left side by the prominent Resolution Arete and on the right side by Wind God Tower, this awesome wall terminates at the summit proper. The Aeolian Wall is the site of the "Original Route" on Mt. Wilson, the Aeolian Wall V 5.9 A3. Done by Joe Herbst and Larry Hamilton in 1975. For those curious about the name, an Aeolian is a harp that produces musical sounds when the wind blows across the strings. A resonant experience for many Red Rocks aficionados to be sure.

Getting There 

If you can't find the Aeolian Wall, perhaps you should consider climbing somewhere closer to the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aeolian Wall:
Gift of the Wind Gods   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches   
Resolution Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1     Trad, Aid, 24 pitches   
Inti Watana   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   
Woman of Mountain Dreams   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 17 pitches, 1700'   
Browse More Classics in Aeolian Wall

Featured Route For Aeolian Wall
Looking down on Cactus Connection from Cactus Flow...

Cactus Connection 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Aeolian Wall
Cactus Connection is located on the far right side of the Aeolian Wall, about 100 feet below the notch between Cactus Flower Tower and Mt. Wilson. It is the rightmost route on Mt. Wilson. As the name implies, it's a spectacular finish to any summit route on Cactus Flower Tower. The crux second pitch is superb and easily makes this route worth doing.From the summit of Cactus Flower Tower scramble and downclimb to the notch between CFT and Mt. Wilson. The final move involves a leap across a chasm ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Aeolian Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Aeolian Wall as an ice climb.
Aeolian Wall as an ice climb.
View of the Aeolian wall
View of the Aeolian wall
Aeolian Wall
BETA PHOTO: Aeolian Wall

Comments on Aeolian Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!