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Bauhaus Wall 


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Warming up in the sun on the left side of the Bauh...

Description 

The Bauhaus Wall is about as obscure as it gets at Rifle with it's 3-minute approach and protective screen of trees. Thusly, anything rad you send here will probably go un-noticed, so consider wisely before commiting yourself to one of the wall's many ultra-long, mega-hard projects. The wall can basically be broken into two sectors: the warm-up sector out left, which includes three quality 5.11's, two nice 5.12's and a bouldering cave; and the Bauhaus proper, which begins with the hanging prow of Gomorrah (13d) and cruises right past Rifle's hardest route, Tomfoolery (14b), and a handful of other 13/13+ desperates.

The warm-up sector is capped by a huge roof so is dry under any conditions, while the rest of the wall can get a bit wet in a rainstorm, especially on the brown headwall out right. The routes don't see as much travel as their counterparts at other walls, so expect some loose rock, especially down low. Most of the harder routes are 30 meter rope-stretchers, tending to offer hard cave climbing down low followed by sustained headwall climbing up high.

The rock is varied and colorful, with an abundance of interesting features and holds, ranging from sinker pockets to rounded tufas and incut fins. If you're seeking a project a bit out of the way or somewhere else to warm-up, then this is the place! Must-do's include: Choss Temple Pilots (11b), Love and Rockets (12b), Der Stihl (13b), Gropius (13d) and Tomfoolery (14b).


Getting There 

The Bauhaus Wall is about mid-way between the Wasteland and the Ruckman Cave, if this makes any sense. It is the first huge crag on your left past the Skull Cave, and is just up-canyon from an impressive water-spout/ice-cave feature with a huge dead log leaning against it. There is a pull-out on the right with a Porta-potty just past a talus slide, or you can park on the left at a picnic area (best not to park here on weekends as people actually use it). Cross the bridge, walk upstream about a minute then duck left on a climber's trail through the thick foliage (nettles). The first route you see is Roadside Prophet (13d), which climbs out the pocketed wave/cave overhead.


Climbing Season


18 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bauhaus Wall:
Motley Cruise   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Choss Temple Pilots   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Sigue Sigue Sputnik   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hurl Jam   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Baby Brothers   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Brothers Carrutherzov   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Twisted Sister   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Der Stihl   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Squeal to Stihl   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gropius   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Huge   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Roadside Prophet   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Girl Talk 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Bauhaus Wall
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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 20, 2005

Anyone know the story behind "Stockboys Revenge"? I heard it was in the Bauhaus. Is it the line to the right of Tomfoolery?