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Sayers' Wall

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Sayers' Wall  


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Elevation: 6,035'
Location: 38.8459, -104.8804 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kris Carter on Jan 17, 2005
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Description 

Pull down not out - how can you not climb a route named Pikes Peak when you are here, right? Rocks here can be brittle when anything other than dry (& even then, too). The route moves left after a solid start with a nice finish up to the anchor.

This crag faces West, so it gets afternoon sun.

Getting There 

Walk up hill a bit from the parking area and pass the old Bach residence by the on the right and his old garage on the left. Next up on the left is what one might call the mini ripple wall, no routes on this little gem. Past the mini ripple, still on the left is the first wall with routes, Westbay Wall. The next wall after Westbay with routes is the Sayers Wall.

History of the Name 

Eds. Apparently, Sayers Wall was named for a local climber, Ryan Sayers, who was killed in 2003 by lightning in the Wind River Range.

L->R: 

A. The Mantle of the Leprechauns, 10- PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts.
B. Electric Swimming Pool, 9-, 1p, 85', bolts.
C1. Pike's Peak, 7, 1p, bolts.
C2. Mad Scientist Variation, The, 7, 1p, 100', TR.
C3. The Mad Scientist, 8+, 1p, 100', bolts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sayers' Wall:
Mad Scientist Variation, The   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Mad Scientist   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Electric Swimming Pool   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
The Mantle of the Leprechaun   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Sayers' Wall
You can see the bolt line far right for The Mad Scientist. Stay left of all the bolts for this fun route.

Mad Scientist Variation, The 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Sayers' Wall
This is a route that is toproped from The Mad Scientist's anchors. Instead of following the bolts for TMS, go straight at the anchors directly from below them. Start in the gully that is easy climbing. Face the more vertical wall with the right-facing ledge above, and this requires a bit of smearing. The crux is the same as TMS but is left of the bolts and can be more challenging if you stay away from the flake to the left. Then, it's easy sailing to the TR...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Sayers Wall from the Whale
Sayers Wall from the Whale
Sayers' Wall in Winter.
Sayers' Wall in Winter.

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By Anonymous Coward
Feb 4, 2005
Thought the climb was great - this is an easy area to find rocks & routes - the guys who got it going did a great job - watch out for some holds still breaking off. Hopefully most of the people who climb here aren't as bitter as Rob.
By Livia
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 13, 2005
Sayers Wall is the third wall on the East side of the canyon. The first wall is undeveloped. The second wall is Westbay and the third is Sayers. As you are following the main trail from the parking lot stay to the far left. About a 10min walk in you will pass a pond, again stay left (on the wide dirt road). Sayers wall is the first wall in the aspens. The excellent guidebook is available for about ten bucks at the Garden of the Gods center where you are required to register annually.
By Matt Payne
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 5, 2010
I knew Ryan Sayers and used to boulder with him in Ute Valley. He was supposed to be in Idaho with us camping when he tragically died. I wear his old climbing shoes and was really shocked today to find myself climbing on Sayers' Wall in his old shoes....
By Dan Petty
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 11, 2010
Lat/long: 38.845883, -104.88038.