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Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall

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Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall 


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Description 

The Quarry Wall is highest point of the Necedah backbone. Because of it's height it is easily seen from the road and offers excellent views. Like the Y-Crack Wall, the Quarry Wall faces West.

Most of the climbing is found on the right side of the wall, with bolted lines in the 5.10-5.12 range. This part of the wall features perfect stone and blocky, intimidating, roofs. The slabbier and taller left side receives a bit less attention, but some good and deceptively hard bolted and gear climbs breach the wall.

All in all, the Quarry Wall is a perfect supplement to the more popular Y-Crack area.


Getting There 

Follow the descriptions to the Y-Crack wall, then continue along the fin of rock. When faced with the decision to go up or down, choose the higher option, as the right side of the Quarry wall starts off a ledge quite high above the road.

To access the left wall, scramble down from the raised ledge (4th class).


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13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['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]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall:
Mercy F**k   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
One Hit Wonder   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
The Green Lantern   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 60'   
Dick and Jeanie   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Self Mutilation   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Blindsided   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport   
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Hell Wall area, Self Mutilation is the roof, bolted slab climbs are in the notch of the tree.
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This is directly above Quarry Wall. I accessed it from the river side of the cliff. Slab ever been climbed?
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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 9, 2005

Also known as: Hell Wall

By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
May 31, 2005

The few slab climbs to the left of Self Mutilation, does anybody know the names or ratings of them? I tried the far left slab, it felt like an 11c.

And what about those isolated bolt lines the north side of the bluff?

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jun 1, 2005

Hey Chris:

You are about right for the grade on the far left bolted slab/sort of detached flake route (at top). I believe the rating is around mid 5.11. It is a burly move down low if I remember right. Don't know the name of this route either but would like to know some day???? The route that is next to the right is a good one too and I believe that it has been recently "updated" with a extra bolt added down low to protect the previously somewhat run out nature of the starting moves. This is a very nice steep and edgy route with tough moves near the top. I remember pulling a cool undercling move and making a desperate throw for a semi-jug to finish it off. Somewhere in the hard 5.10 range. Don't know the name of this one either and would like to.

By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jun 1, 2005

To Chris again:

Oh ya -- the bolted routes on the north end. Good routes too. Left one is hard 5.11 (maybe 5.11 b or c). Take a couple of small Tri-cams or Flex Cams to get good pro in the obvious horizontal for the crux move above. The holds are small but positive at the crux. It is hard to leave the security of the horizontal to make the crux moves above.The climb remains sustained above the bolt above the crux too but tops out pretty quickly afterwards. The right route is 5.12ish if you stay right on the bolt line and maybe mid to hard 5.10ish if you stay to the right of the bolt line down below (firt three bolts if I remeber right).I don't know the names of these two fine routes either so alot of help I am on that one! I would like to know the names myself!

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 18, 2005

What is the next route left of Self Mutilation like (same start, than left traverse)? Compared to Self Mutilation it felt a little bit harder. Does anybody know the name?

By buy viagra
Nov 7, 2005

The leftmost slab route on the hell wall is, in my opinion, a little top heavy on the grade. My friends and I know this route at the "One hit wonder" because the only move in the route that deserves a grade even close to 5.11 is the crux at the bottom. Because of this, I would give this route 5.10d at the most. The right-side slab route has a more sustained difficulty and should have a higher rating, even though none of the moves are as hard as the first move on "one hit".Peace, love, and 5.13's for everyone!

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 19, 2009

Can anyone tell me exactly where Jane and Dick goes (trad line between "Self Mutilation" and "Dick and Jeanie"? I see the main part, but does it finish up to the anchors on Self or Dick? Also, what is the grade?

By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Jun 21, 2009

john,
Its been a while, but I am pretty sure the best place to end it is on the anchor of self mutilation. I think it was something like 5.9+ . A really fun route, go do it.

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 23, 2009

Thx Travis. I will get on it soon!

By Tradoholic
Jul 9, 2010

Can we re-name this "Hell Wall" Ive always known it as that and I confuse it with the "Quarry Wall" on the east side of the cliff.

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jul 12, 2010

I've always known this as Hell Wall as well.