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L to R R to L Alpha
The Bush League S 
Blood S 
Graspin' for Straw S 
Pineapple Thunderpussy S 
Radical Sabbatical S 
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test") S 
Sweat S 
Tears S 
Uckfay Ushbay S 

North Wall  


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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.4077, -106.6565 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The North Wall stays shaded all day, which makes it the perfect escape from the summer heat. Routes range from 5.10b to 5.Hard, but most climbers will be drawn to the large number of excellent 5.11- climbs. The wall is surrounded by large pine trees, making this a nice cool setting. The rock here is generally quite good, with clean vertical panels of gray, Rifle-esque limestone.

Getting There 

Two roads access the canyon, one on each side of the creek. For the North Wall, follow the West road, which deadends just below The Prow. From the last pullout before the end of the road, follow a good trail west towards the Prow, across an improvised footbridge that crosses the west fork of the creek. The trail forks just under the Prow. Take the left fork to access the Prow routes; the right fork leads you to the North Wall.

Routes 

L=>R:

A. Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test"), 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Blood, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Sweat, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Tears, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Graspin' for Straw, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Pineapple Thunderpuss, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. UckFay UshBay, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. The Bush League, 12-, 1p, 75', bolts.
I. Unnamed, looks 12+/13.
J. Radical Sabbatical, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Wall:
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test")   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tears   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Uckfay Ushbay   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pineapple Thunderpussy   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blood   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Bush League   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For North Wall
The upper crux

The Bush League 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : North Wall
The Bush League climbs like two routes in one. It starts with good holds on a vertical wall that disappear just before the fourth bolt. One or two hard moves leads to a large ledge. It is possible to camp here, so you might want to bring a chair and six pack to enjoy the scenery while you recover fully.Set off up an overhanging face with jugs to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Sep 3, 2007
There is a new route to the left of Blood.
By Jon Georger
Sep 10, 2010
As of Sept. 2010, there is a new route to the left of Rafting with Rednecks. It felt 5.9ish, although VERY dirty and large, hollow flake about half way up - belayer be heads up.