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.
If you can't find the Aeolian Wall, perhaps you should consider climbing somewhere closer to the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aeolian Wall:
Aeolian Wall (Original Route) 5.9 A3 Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 2000 feet, Grade V
Gift of the Wind Gods 5.10 Trad, 10 pitches, Grade IV
Thanatos 5.10 X Trad, 2 pitches, 250 feet
Resolution Arete 5.10 A1 Trad, Aid, 24 pitches, Grade V
Inti Watana 5.10+ Trad, 12 pitches, 2000 feet, Grade IV
Woman of Mountain Dreams 5.11a/b Trad, 17 pitches, 1700 feet, Grade V
Cactus Connection 5.11b Trad, 3 pitches, 360 feet
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Inti Watana 5.10+ NV : Red Rock : ... : Aeolian Wall
Inti Watana is an excellent face and crack climb. Although there are bolts on most pitches, it is not a sport climb. This climb is grade V if Combined with the upper portion of resolution arete. If anyone has first ascent info, please post.Approach mount wilson from the old oak creek campground. Look for gully with a red and white rock cliff at the base. Continue up and around this and into the gully with cairns. When you reach a large pine tree go around to the left and up gully with a ma...[more] Browse More Classics in NV