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Officer's Gulch West

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Submitted By: Brian Pappas on Aug 22, 2012
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Description 

This small area sits tucked in above I-70 on the north side of the road. Although you can still hear traffic zipping by, the wall is somewhat sheltered, and when topping out on most routes, you won't see a vehicle. With its southern exposure, the sun is with you througout the day. Thanks goes out to Griz as well my children Logan and Sarah Pappas for their tremendous patience.

L->R:

A. Rookies' Demise, 8, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Sinus Infection, 7, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
C. Aspirations, 11-, 1p, 50', TR.
D. Incoming, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.

E. Dirty Downs, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Simul I, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Trinity, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Patience, 8, 1p, 60', bolts.
I. Logan's Run, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.


Getting There 

The wall is just about a 1/2 mile west of the Officer's Gulch exit. At this time, you will see a sign (heading westbound I-70) for exit 195. It comes up quickly. Shortly after this sign, you will see a green metal pole with two reflectors on it. Make a hard right in a northern direction and look for a hand made sign. Once there, a path with cairns marks the way for the 10 minute approach. After a beautiful hike, the main wall stares you in the face while the lower wall is just to your left.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Officer's Gulch West:
Rookies' Demise   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dirty Downs   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Simul I   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Trinity   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Aspirations   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Hidden Wall, upper wall.
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By Emesa12
Aug 31, 2012

PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AT THE HWY195 LODGING SIGN! It is easy to miss.