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North Chasm View Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
827 Go! (AKA Job Site Dogs) T 
A Midsummer's Night Dream T 
Air Voyage T 
Apparition, The T 
Black Sheep, The T 
Bloodsport T 
Colorado Welcome Party T 
Cruise, The T 
Diagonal, The T 
Dylan Wall T 
Eighth Voyage of Sinbad T 
Free Hallucinogen Wall, The T 
Free Nose, The T 
Goss-Logan T 
Hallucinogen Wall, The T 
Highway 61 Revisited T 
Journey Home T 
Kachina Wings T 
Leisure Climb T 
Movable Stoned Voyage T 
Moveable Feast T 
Musical Partners T 
Qualgeist T 
Scenic Cruise, The T 
Stoned Oven T 
Trilogy  T 
Twisted T 
Walk of Shame T 
White Devil TR 

North Chasm View Wall  


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Location: 38.582, -107.70883 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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[This side of the impressive Black Canyon of the Gunnison is known for its impressive, long routes with warmer temperatures. Despite the canyon's steepness and narrowness, these routes have a brighter ambience than some of the neighboring walls across the water. The one disadvantage to climbing on this side is that access is somewhat longer.

All routes here should be considered adventure climbing with challenging rock, rock quality, route finding, runouts, etc.. Assistance, in the event of the unexpected, is difficult to non-existent. Be prepared.

As with most climbing in the area, poison ivy and ticks are hazards during the non-climbing times of your visits here. Some folks have been even known to wear disposable Tivek suits to avoid these diminuitive demons.

Eds. if you would like to add a description, we can add it, and then change the name of the contributor to yours.]

Getting There 

North Chasm View Wall is almost always approached by the Cruise Gully:

"Approach by descending the Cruise Gully. Halfway between the campground and ranger station on the rim, find a path into the woods which is marked with a sign indicating the Cruise Gully. Follow the steep gully down past 2 sets of rappels (often with fixed lines) to where it opens out into bushy talus."

L->R: 

A. The Black Sheep, 13, gear.
B. Moveable Feast, 10, gear.
C. Movable Stoned Voyage, 10, gear.
D. Stoned Oven, 11, gear.
E. Eighth Voyage of Sinbad, 12-, gear.
F. White Devil, 10 A4, gear.
G. Air Voyage, 12-, gear.
H. 827 Go! (AKA Job Site Dogs), 12+, gear.
I. The Diagonal, 12-, gear.
J. The Hallucinogen Wall, 10 A3+ R, gear.
K. The Free Hallucinogen Wal, 13 R, gear.
L. The Free Nose, 12, gear.
M. Goss-Logan, 11 R, gear.
N. The Cruise, 10+, gear.
O. The Scenic Cruise, 10+, gear.
P. Dylan Wall, 12-, gear.
Q. Highway 61 Revisited, 10+, gear.
R. Twisted, 11+ A2, gear.
S. Journey Home, 5.10-, gear.
T. Trilogy, 12- R, gear.
U. Kachina Wings, 10+, gear.
V. Bloodsport, 12-, gear.
W. Qualgeist, 12 R, gear.
X. The Apparition, 12 R, gear.
Y. Colorado Welcome Party, 11 R, gear.
Z. Musical Partners, 10, gear.
AA. A Midsummer's Night Dream, 11-, gear.
BB. Leisure Climb, 9, gear.
CC. Walk of Shame, V-easy X, gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',10],['5.11',5],['5.12',10],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['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 North Chasm View Wall:
Journey Home   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Grade IV   
Musical Partners   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
Movable Stoned Voyage   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1300'   
The Hallucinogen Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3+ R     Trad, Aid, 16 pitches   
The Cruise   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches, 1700'   
Kachina Wings   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 1500'   
Highway 61 Revisited   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 11 pitches, 1600'   
The Scenic Cruise   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   
A Midsummer's Night Dream   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches   
Colorado Welcome Party   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, 5 pitches   
Stoned Oven   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 13 pitches, 1800'   
Trilogy    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   
Dylan Wall   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Air Voyage   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 13 pitches, 1700'   
The Apparition   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R     Trad, 9 pitches   
Qualgeist   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R     Trad, Grade IV   
The Free Nose   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 14 pitches   
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Featured Route For North Chasm View Wall
Nik Berry on pitch 6. <br /> <br />Andrew Burr photo.

The Free Hallucinogen Wall 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c CO : Gunnison : ... : North Chasm View Wall
The Free Hallucinogen Wall is fully MEGA! The climbing is unique, thoughtful, wildly exposed and just plain fun. As far as big wall free routes, this is one of the best in the country. The "R" rating is totally dependent on the integrity of the fixed gear. On many of the pithes, your only protection is fixed copperheads, nuts, and pitons. The climbing is exciting, and large run-outs are to be expected. This route deserves respect. If going ground-up, you want to be a solid, 5.12+ onsight climber...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of North Chasm View Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Photos by Topher Donahue  <br />topherdonahue.com/  <br />Ryan Nelson freeing pitch 9 nearing the anchors.
Photos by Topher Donahue
topherdonahue.com/
Ryan...
Kor on the first ascent of the Diagonal.
Kor on the first ascent of the Diagonal.
Sorry I missed a few spots.  Generated by Autostitch. <br />
Sorry I missed a few spots. Generated by Autostit...
Matt Lloyd on the Scienic Cruise. <br /> <br />Photo Josh Leininger.
Matt Lloyd on the Scienic Cruise.

Photo Josh Lein...
North Chasm View Wall from "BlackJack".
North Chasm View Wall from "BlackJack".
North Chasm View Wall from Devils Point. Climbers visible on Journey Home.
BETA PHOTO: North Chasm View Wall from Devils Point. Climbers ...
North Chasm View Wall, photo: Bob Horan.
North Chasm View Wall, photo: Bob Horan.
Looking down the Nose of Chasm View.
Looking down the Nose of Chasm View.
Into the second traverse on Scenic Cruise. Lovin' it.
Into the second traverse on Scenic Cruise. Lovin' ...
E Face of N Chasm View Wall as viewed from Cruise Gully.
E Face of N Chasm View Wall as viewed from Cruise ...
Evening light on Chasm View - taken from Major Tom.
Evening light on Chasm View - taken from Major Tom...
A big chunk o' rock (taken from Checkerboard Wall).
A big chunk o' rock (taken from Checkerboard Wall)...
Sign near the right side of the road from the Ranger Station to the campground loop marking the trail to descend the SOB Draw.
BETA PHOTO: Sign near the right side of the road from the Rang...
Awesome ivy traversing the base!
Awesome ivy traversing the base!

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 2, 2004
Yo Dude Levin,So what's the deal with no description of "Stoned Oven", "Air Voyage" and the "Nose". We Know you have sent everything in the Black. More info would be killer. P.S. Slayer Rules!
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Mar 3, 2004
Yo Dudanonymous,Good point, although he HAS submitted a brilliant description for The Free Nose. Check it out; it nearly sounds possible (except for all those pesky 5.12 sections). Oooh.....The Black, how it beckons yet frightens me.Jason
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Mar 3, 2004
Oh yeah, I don't think Slayer rules that much....
By justin dubois
From: Estes Park
Mar 3, 2004
That place pulls down my pants and taunts me.
By Thad
Mar 3, 2004
Justin,

Considering what the black canyon did to your pooper last time, I would run the next time it pulls down your pants...
By justin dubois
From: Estes Park
Mar 3, 2004
What do you know from pants down and poopers????
By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 18, 2014
Attention admins:

Two people have written me in recent weeks to complain that they wanted to stop by the Black on a climbing trip to do just a route or two, using the MP.com app to navigate. However, the above description does not explain how to get to the SOB gully to find Escape Artist (and Comic Relief, et al.). So, I checked this page to find that, to my surprise, (1) my name is listed as contributing the non-existent "North Chasm View Wall" description, and (2) a bunch of routes accessed by the SOB gully are erroneously listed here under NCVW. That doesn't make much sense--Comic Relief Buttress, et al. are not part of NCVW, are they? I guess from some vantage point it all looks like one wall, but, I've always thought of them as, and the guide has them as a different sector.

Anyway, someone should probably reorganize this section and maybe create a page for SOB Gully, and move the appropriate routes there. Or, add a real description here and make clear that it includes the SOB Gully, and include a description of how to get there. It probably shouldn't be me as much to my dismay, I haven't been to the Black for 4 years and don't have much idea what's going on there anymore....

Thanks.
By doligo
Sep 26, 2014
Funny, but the SOB Draw is actually the easiest to find in the entire canyon - the entrance is clearly marked:

By Rob Dillon
Sep 28, 2014
Probably best they didn't go any further.
By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 28, 2014
Maybe my comment wasn't clear. Due to mountainproject's missing and inaccurate information, they chose to bypass the Canyon altogether.
By doligo
Oct 2, 2014
^^What Rob Dillon said...