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East facing side of Sand Gulch with a variety of decent and classic routes. Classics include (but not limited to) Suburbia 10c, Spinney Dan 10c, Little Mecca 12a/b, Regrooveable 11b, Cactus Drop 10d, You Snooze you Lose 11b/c. Morning sun and afternoon shade.
Approach via trail from the Sand Gulch Campground. Branches left from the dry wash up short and steeply to the south end of this east facing wall. Another trail crosses from the north end of Freeform Wall down into the wash and back up to the north end of Contest Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Contest Wall:
The Opportunist 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Enterprise 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Dune 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Zia 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Dr. Howard's Digital Exam 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 82'
Armistice (AKA The Armisist) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Slamdance Cosmopolis 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Taos Hum 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Suburbia 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Spinney Dan 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Cactus Drop 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
High Pockets 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Regroovable 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Silverado 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
The Apple Bites Back 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Metropolis 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Phase Dance 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Little Mecca 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
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Suburbia 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CO : Shelf Road : ... : Contest Wall
This is an excellent climb, rightfully popular. Climb the left wall of an inside corner about 1/4 of the way down Contest Wall (left side of Sand Gulch) - Metropolis and Miller Time are on the right wall and right arete. Climb through fun moves past the first few bolts and puzzle out the continous upper moves around the upper bulge before you pump out....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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