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Paleosol Wall is a ~50 foot tall, south-facing buttress that houses a handful of great roof cracks, mixed routes, and sport climbs. The rock is high quality, clean basalt that is occasionally blank and sometimes heavily pocketed. This wall offers the best routes and rock quality in the Land's End area.
From the "Y" at the top of Land's End Road, continue 1.9 miles south and park on the side of the road near a lone, bushy pine tree on the cliff edge. Approach the tree on "looker's" left, scramble down to the cliff edge passing a couple of large boulders, and locate one of two large cairns marking the anchors for Topographic Reversal and Roof Pendant. There are thread throughs on boulders above both anchors to ease access. The Roof Pendant anchors are a little friendlier to access (cairn on looker's left).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Paleosol Wall:
Diagenesis 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Pull the Trigger 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Brown Chicken Brown Cow 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
German on 2nd 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Babies Have Rabies 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Aggressive Posturing 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Mass Wasting 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Vesicle Joyride 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Topographic Reversal 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Paleosol Wall
Climb an easy, thin hands crack up to a roof, traverse left, and pull a fun move to gain a steep, right-facing corner. Climb the corner via laybacking and face to a 15 foot, horizontal, hands roof. Undercling or jam out the roof with good feet and continue up via hands and wide hands over one more small roof to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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