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5.11 Crack T 
Clam Shell TR 
Cold Finger S 
Colonial Rule T 
Drop Zone S,TR 
E.O. Friction S 
E.O. Lieback T 
Easy Overhang Traverse T 
Fall Wall (*the route) T,S 
Fear and Loathing T 
Guilty Fingers S,TR 
Gunga Din S 
Hole T 
Mickey Mantle S 
Neon Madman T 
Spider God T,S 
Upper Fall Wall Route T 

Fall Wall  


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Description 

This wall is predominately sport routes with a few mixed routes present. The climbing is slaby, the granite is good and the crystals prevalent. The Fall Wall gets a good amount of sun, which can be a good thing as it, sits at about 8000 feet. Most routes have two bolt rap anchors at the top. Some "Must Do" routes are 5.11 Crack (5.9+) and Cold Finger to the Hole (5.7).

Getting There 

From the Vedauwoo main entrance ($3/car or free on foot), drive in and follow the signs to Box Canyon. There's a good number of parking spaces, water, and restrooms. A paved trail leads out of the North end of the parking area. Follow this trail a short distance until a path cutting left to the rock is found. A bouldery approach is unavoidable and the wall is best gained by scrambling up at its right most edge. Ah hell, you can see all the routes from the parking lot. Just follow your nose.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fall Wall:
E.O. Lieback   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch   
E.O. Friction   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Hole   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Cold Finger   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Upper Fall Wall Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Easy Overhang Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
5.11 Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fall Wall (*the route)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Drop Zone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Neon Madman   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mickey Mantle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gunga Din   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Spider God   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For Fall Wall
This is me just after the hole, July 2003.  Pic was taken  <br />by my friend and partner, Mikko Koivu.

Hole 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WY : Vedauwoo : Fall Wall
This is a wonderfully varied route, and can get you temporarily away from the crowds on the Clamshell.Approach: Gain the Clamshell, and climb any of the routes from EO Lieback through Drop Zone.P1: From the ledge at the top of these climbs, move right on an easy traverse; up a short, easy crack; and through a chimney. If you're small, grab this lead: it provides a wonderful opportunity to laugh at your bigger partners as they get wedged in the chimney approaching your belay....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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FALL WALL APPROACH:  Fall Wall with the "clamshell" in the foreground.  The best way to access the easier middle routes on the Fall Wall is to hike to the clamshell's left side, then walk to the back and hike right underneath the clamshell.  The clamshell is actually a giant rock that is leaning up against the fall wall forming an arch/cave underneath. As you exit the right side of the cave, under the clamshell, you must climb up some boulders to the base of the fall wall beneath the "Coldfinger" route.  It's mostly easy boulder hopping, but requires one 5.4 move up and over the last slick boulder.
BETA PHOTO: FALL WALL APPROACH: Fall Wall with the "clam...
Base of the Fall Wall below EO Lieback, EO Friction and Coldfinger.  Access to these climbs is by climbing up some boulders below the red arrow in the photo.
BETA PHOTO: Base of the Fall Wall below EO Lieback, EO Frictio...

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By Skip Harper
Oct 6, 2001
If you can't or won't fork over for the guidebook, or your buddies are short on beta for Fall Wall, take a look at www.vedauwoo.org/fall_wall.htm for an up to date topo.
By Pete eye
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 30, 2010
Does anyone know what the bolt line between Gunga Din and E.O. Lieback is called? It starts as for E.O. Lieback, then comes off left on to the face to the 1st bolt. The edges quite a bit more substantial than Gunga Din. It goes at about 10d, great climbing. It's not on the website named above.
By Pete eye
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 30, 2010
Found a pair of La Sportiva red Hightops up here a couple days ago. Let me know if they are yours.
By JJ Shultz
From: Rapid City, South Dakota
Sep 9, 2011
Yeah, the bolted route by Gunga Din that you're talking about is just called - Sport 5.10b - according to THE VOO guidebook.
By Bob Scarpelli
Sep 7, 2012
The route in question to the left of Easy Lieback we called "Busy Being Fabulous". Mitzi and I put this one up. It is misnamed "Sport" in Zach's guidebook.