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Lower Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ballerina (aka NoName 6), The S 
Bearded Outlaw S 
Calico S 
Graybeard (aka NoName 1) S 
He's an Angry Elf S 
Jungle Monkey S 
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4) S 
NoName 01 S 
NoName 6.5 S 
NoName 6.7 S 
Original Route T 
Pass the Ditchie S 
Primadona (aka NoName 6.3) S 
Road Runner S 
Roadside Attraction (aka NoName 5) S 
Roadside Distraction (aka NoName 5.1)  S 
Shark's Tooth (aka NoName 02) S 
Short Sport in the Short Fort S 
Spinefish (aka NoName 7) S 
Squeeze, The S 
Stay True (aka NoName 3) S 
Test, The S 
Traditional Values S 
Twister S 
Two Tone S 
Unknown 5.Easy S 

Lower Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.5624, -107.30452 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Alvaro Arnal, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Apr 1, 2009
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The Lower Wall is stacked with a wide array of moderate to hard climbs and features the quickest and easiest access to climbing most anywhere around. You'll find grades from 5.7 to 5.12d and on many days this zone can be a popular spot with locals looking for an after-work climbing session.

Getting There 

This is the area closest to the road. The trail brings you to the base of Roadside Attraction.


Left Side:
A. Two Tone, 5.12a, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Left Innominate, 5.?
C. Center Innominate, 5.12d
D. Right Innominate, 5.12d
E. NoName 6.7, 5.11d, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Spinefish (aka NoName 7), 5.11a, 1p, 50', bolts.
G. The Ballerina (aka NoName 6), 5.10a, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. Roadside Attraction (aka NoName 5), 5.9-, 1p, bolts.
I. Roadside Distraction (aka NoName 5.1) , 5.9+, 1p, TR.

Upper Tier:
A. NoName 6.5, 5.11a/b, 1p, 65', bolts.
B. Original Route, 5.9, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Primadona (aka NoName 6.3), 5.10a, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Road Runner, 5.9, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Pass the Ditchie, 5.9+, 1p, 65', bolts & pin.

Right Side:
A. The Test, 5.9, 60', 8 bolts.
B. Moral Decay (aka NoName 4), 5.10a, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Stay True (aka NoName 3), 5.11, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Traditional Values, 5.6, 1p, 60', bolts.
E. Bearded Outlaw, 5.7, 1p, 45', bolts.
F. Graybeard (aka NoName 1), 5.8, 1p, bolts.

Far Right Side:
G. No Name 02, 5.10c, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. The Squeeze, 5.10, 1p, 30', bolts.
I. Cave Route No Name 01, 5.9, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. Jungle Monkey, 5.6, 1p, 45', bolts.

Gully Wall
K. Unknown 5.Easy, 5.3, 2p, 55', bolts.
L. Twister, 5.11+, 1p, 18', bolts.
M. Calico, 5.12-, 1p, 20', bolts.

Short Fort
N. Short Sport in the Short Fort, 5.10 or V2-3, 1p, 20', bolts.
O. He's an Angry Elf, 5.12 or V6, 1p, 20', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Wall:
Traditional Values   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bearded Outlaw   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Test   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pass the Ditchie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Road Runner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Roadside Distraction (aka NoName 5.1)    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Primadona (aka NoName 6.3)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Moral Decay (aka NoName 4)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Stay True (aka NoName 3)   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Lower Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico at the Puoux, Glenwood Canyon, CO.

Calico 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : Lower Wall
Calico is a short, bouldery route with big moves on good holds and sharp, sharp rock. The rock is beautiful and the climbing is good and the only thing holding it back is the route's short length....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Peter J. Beyel
From: Glenwood Springs
May 2, 2014
To the Admins, would it be possible to restructure the way the routes are organized? It's really hard to follow where routes are in relation to one another.
By Alvaro Arnal
From: Aspen, CO
May 2, 2014
Peter- if you send me an update of what the order should be, I can re-order them for you. Sorry I'm not very familiar with the ordering of the routes on the lower wall.
By Peter J. Beyel
From: Glenwood Springs
May 3, 2014

I think it might be helpful to remove the "no name" portions of the route names as a start. I will get back to you on the order.

By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 6, 2014
The NoName numbering system was started when people first started posting stuff here, but their usefulness has worn off. I agree with getting rid of those NoName numbers, or keeping them in parentheses because there are some beta photos with the numbering system I believe. Part of the confusion may be that the Lower Wall has an upper tier, so when doing a L to R ordering, it makes it a little tricky because there are climbs on top of other climbs. The organization I've got on the page for the Lower Wall is spot on, and I climb here way more than I'd like to admit. To help clear things up, it may be good to break up the Lower Wall into the subareas listed, such as the Upper Tier. I did some editing to help with some of the routes because a few routes had changed or been inaccurately ordered. Let me know if I can help.

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