Sunset Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Shadow Canyon from the Mesa Trail at midmorning. T...
Despite being so large, on the order of size of any crag around other than Eldo's Redgarden Wall, its distance from the trail head prevents it from being popular at all. It is scarcely known or spoke of.
Even in guidebooks the details for this huge, west-facing wall are sparse.
Unfortunately, the crag, while 400' tall and 1/2 mile wide, is broken by a rotten roof at mid-height for a majority of its width, a choss band which gates access to the splitter cracks above.
Still, it holds at least 4 olds routes, as evidenced by report and/or fixed pins (though details are sparse), and at least as many new ones, with potential for several more.
The rock faces predominantly West by Southwest and gets sun from late morning until late evening.
Hike up Shadow Canyon Trail until well past the Devil's thumb, keeping an eye up and to the East. Eventually a massive red and tan wall will appear, Once directly below it's Northern end, hike 300-400 meters up talus to it's base.
Approach time is ~1h20m at a reasonable and steady pace.
Climbing Season For the South area.
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Sunset Wall
Climbing Non-Sunse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
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A good climb that starts off slow, but gets more interesting as you go. The crux fingercracks difficulty will be height-dependent, and runs about 5.8 for an average height male.... It could get very hard for someone short.There is a large, left-facing dihedral, with cracks splitting the wall on its right side. The climb ascends the cracks on the right side of the corner to reach the arete, then up the arete to a small ledge- Climb past the ledge through a small roof on good finger locks and a s...[more] Browse More Classics in CO