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Quarry Wall

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Double B T 
In the Way S 
Monosmear S 
Old'n S 
Xenolith S 

Quarry Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 38.8444, -104.883 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the short 60-foot-high wall directly below the wide quarried ledge on the right side of the main quarry. It is also the very south end of the Whale.

This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 230pm or so.

Getting There 

Access it by hiking into the quarry and then walking northeast across the quarry floor to the cliff base.

L->R: 

Lower Wall:

A. Old'n, 6, 1p, 55', bolts.
B. Monosmear, 8, 1p, 55', bolts.
C. Xenolith, 8+, 1p, 60-70', bolts.
D. Double B, 6, 1p, 60-70', pins & gear.

Upper Wall:

E. In the Way, 6 R, 1p, 60'?, pins & gear.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Quarry Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quarry Wall:
In the Way   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Double B   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Monosmear   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Xenolith   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Quarry Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Very nice climbing...climbed in memory of Kathy.

Xenolith 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Quarry Wall
Xenolith is the steepest and highest-rated pitch on the Quarry Wall. The first of 5 bolts is a little high for comfort if you're an inexperienced leader, but getting there only requires a 5.6ish move or two. Between bolts 1 and 3 is the crux, steady and steep face climbing with some thin holds. About 8-10 feet below the anchor look for the crystalline xenoliths ("strange rocks") that give this route its name. Stand in the deep, 6+ inch diameter pocket to comfortably set up your anchor. For ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan slabbin' it up on Xenolith.
Ryan slabbin' it up on Xenolith.
Rock Climbing Photo: Old'n, leftmost line on Quarry Wall.
Old'n, leftmost line on Quarry Wall.
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Quarry Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Quarry and Quarry Wall.
The Quarry and Quarry Wall.

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By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/long: 38.844412, -104.88297.

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