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Sax Wall

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1) A Little Spicy!!! S,TR 
2) Body and Soul T,S 
3) Morphine S,TR 
4) Sax-a-holic S,TR 
5) Multiple SAX Partners S,TR 
6) No such THANG as Too Much Sax S,TR 
7) Crack With No Name T,TR 
8) Easy Sax is the Best Sax S 

Sax Wall  


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Above walls is private property so unless you want to tangle with railroad lawyers, maintain low profile.

Description 

West facing great for winter climbing on warmer days with sun. In summer better to start in morning and bring bug spray of course. Great collection of 5.9's, 10's and one 11. All routes are accessible from the top so they can be TR'd. To gain access to the top anchors, approach is 50 yards to the right next to Drill Hole Wall.

If leading, beware of multiple ledges to avoid ankle injuries.

You can climb on Diagonals and Sax walls in the winter when it is 40 degrees or higher on a sunny day no wind. Diagonals faces south and Sax faces west. Sax comes into the sun at 12:30pm. It is a little Dutch Oven sheltered from the wind. Enjoy! almost year round....





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Weather station 7.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sax Wall:
3) Morphine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
1) A Little Spicy!!!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 45'   
4) Sax-a-holic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
2) Body and Soul   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
6) No such THANG as Too Much Sax   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
5) Multiple SAX Partners   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Sport, TR, 50'   
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Featured Route For Sax Wall
Route 2 body and soul

2) Body and Soul 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  MN : Sandstone : ... : Sax Wall
Start left of bolt, crimpy undercling. Hard move with hole in it, then head straight up. At first ledge go right a little, then angle back left lying back left. Follow ledges up climbing thru the bolts.Named by a great sax man Pat Makin for John Coltrane and best ballad ever written....[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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Sax Left
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Sax Middle
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New route on left of Sax Wall. Haven't named it yet. 5.8 well bolted, great for aspiring leaders.
BETA PHOTO: New route on left of Sax Wall. Haven't named it ye...

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By Shawn P. Tracy
Apr 25, 2011
Be aware of the potential for ledge falls on these retro-bolted routes. If you are aspiring to lead a given grade, then start at other crags, gain wisdom on detecting risk, honestly weighing chance of fall versus skill and fitness, how to mitigate for risk and in developing a clear, strong, committed head. Otherwise, if the current bolt locations don't change, be prepared for a visit to the hospital if you fall and the crag getting closed. Sorry, this isn't meant to be spray/negative/accusitory - it's meant to warn newer climbers of a risk that might not currently be appreciated.