Paleosol Wall Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||39.0055, -108.2005 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Alex Garhart on Nov 8, 2012|
Ran into this guy trying to climb a few weeks ago....
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.
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).
To get back to the car, you can walk out to the east passing a loose gully in the paleosol and heading up through a class 3 weakness to the rim.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Paleosol Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Paleosol Wall:
Diagenesis 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Paleoflow 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Jungle Gym 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Paleosol Wall
Ultramafic 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Paleosol Wall
Start at a big hold ~7 feet off the deck with a severe undercut where the paleosol has eroded away. Clip a high bolt (easier from the right side of the large hold), work your feet up, and deadpoint to a big hold. Keep it tight as you bump your feet up and clip another bolt. Work your way onto a sloping ledge and onto a water-streaked headwall. Clip 2 more bolts on the headwall before reaching the chains.So fun! ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Wall overview.
By Alex Garhart
Sep 3, 2013
We found a black and silver Timex below Roof Pendant. PM me and I'll get it back to you.
By Forrest Shafer
Feb 18, 2016
It looks like a lot of these routes could be top roped, anyone know if that's possible?
By Alex Garhart
Feb 27, 2016
Most of the routes here should be climbed ground up. The access from above is loose and dangerous for people above and below the anchor. The Beyond Civilization area is a good location for easy toprope access.