|The Grocery Store Walls
Rainbow Bread, Grocery Store Walls.
The Grocery Store Walls are among the most popular climbs in the canyon due to the short hike. From the West entrance, park at the first lot after the homestead lot. Take the trail to the West and hike a whole 5 minutes to the base. The first climbs you'll come to are Fudge Face, Donut Hole, etc. Top roping access can be found at various places along the wall (depending on how easy of a climb you're comfortable with). Some locations are just North of the Banana Tower (4th class), or at the very North end of the wall to the right of Gorilla Milk (easier 4th class), or to the South are some 4th class access areas.
A. Hot Tuna/Tuna Help, 9+, gear.
B. Hamburger Helper, 10, 50', TR.
C. Hamburger, 10, 50', gear.
D. Cactus Flower, 10, 40', TR.
E. Shake and Bake, 11, 25', TR.
F. Pushing Buttons, 10+, 30', TR.
G. Petrified Turd, 8, gear.
H. Hot Fudge, 8, 40', gear.
I. Donut Hole, 11, 40', TR or gear.
JI. Hot Fudge Variation, 10, 40', TR.
K. Fudge Face, 10, 40', TR.
L. Peaches and Scream, 6, 40', gear.
M. Zucchini, 5, gear.
N. What's Homogenized? aka Peppermint Patty, 11, TR.
O. Rat's Nest, 8+, 40', gear.
P. Tortilla Flats, 9+, 50', gear.
Q. Pretzel Logic, 11, 50', TR.
R. You Name It, 12-, 50', TR.
S. Licorice Stick, 9, gear.
T. Gatoraide, 12+ or A0, 40', bolts? TR.
T. Bozo No No, 11-, 45', bolts.
U. Rain Dance Crack, 10-, 40', gear or TR.
VU. Rain Dance, 9+, 40', gear or TR.
W. Frosted Flakes, 9, 40', TR.
X. Caramel Corner, 5, 45', gear.
Y. Caramel Corner Layback, 5, 40', gear.
Z. Blood Pudding, 9+, 40', TR.
AA. 5.10, 10+, 40', TR.
BB. The Scoop, 11, 40', TR.
CC. Teething Biscuit, 10-, 40', TR.
DD. Banana Split Chimney, 4, 40', gear.
EE. Banana Peel, 9, 40', TR.
FF. Banana Shake, 9, 40', TR.
GG. Banana Flip, 6, 40', TR.
HH. Rainbow Bread, 9, 40', TR.
II. Pecan Pie, 9-, 40', TR.
JJ. Boulder problem.
KK. Pie In The Sky, 10+, 45', TR.
LL. Franktown Brewery, 5, 40', TR.
MM. Strawberry Jam, 5, 40', gear.
NN. Gorilla Milk Direct, 9-, 40', TR.
OO. Gorilla Milk, 8-, 40', TR.
PP. Crack, 5.
QQ, Crack, 6.
RR. Crack, 3.
SS. Crack, 2.
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On the Banana Tower, a freestanding piece of rock on the northern end of Grocery Store Walls, find the east face and set up a top rope. Climb the east face in the center on good holds with a crux towards the top.Addendum: a cobblestone has likely pulled out near the top of the climb making it ~5.10+!...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Rapping off the Banana Tower.
Photo by Blitzo.
Photo by Blitzo.
Me approaching the crux moves on Bozo No No.
|Comments on The Grocery Store Walls
|By Anonymous Coward|
Apr 8, 2002
There is one classic sport route at the north end called Bozo No No. The Castlewood 11a testpiece.
|By Shawn Shannon|
From: Everett, WA
Apr 18, 2004
Regarding the Banana routes, hat's off to those that make the jump to the anchors.
For those that don't know there are three beautiful anchors on top of the Banana. However, to get there you have to make a short jump from a downward sloping rock side to a fairly narrow top. Definitely doable but not for the faint hearted.
|By Jordan Kidd|
Apr 19, 2004
The Banana route anchors can be safely reached with a quick belay off the other anchors in the area. Or, one can put one step across to the tower and clip into the anchors quickly.
|By Robb Frossard|
Sep 16, 2005
The anchors can be reached by planting a number three [Camalot] equalized with a number five Trango Flexcam under the lip to your left as you look at the top of Banana Tower and using a piece of webbing tied to an [appropriate] length for safety if you are up there alone setting the toprope. A note here, the "jump" to the top of the tower is actually a step for an average height guy just don't trip when you hit the tower :) Getting back is the easy part. Climb on!
|By Mike Lane|
From: Centennial, CO
Sep 25, 2005
It's really only about a 42" gap, most adults can step over. The hop over at The Dungeon is worse but still doable.
|By Tom Hanson|
Sep 28, 2005
Many of the top anchors at Grocery Store Walls have, or will be, replaced. There is a very generous young lad who has obtained a special use permit with the state park to replace many of the antiquated bolts as part of his Eagle Scout Project. I will update the guide once all of the new bolts are in.
|By Jon Zucco|
From: Denver, CO
Nov 13, 2008
...and when will that be...?
P.S. Bozo No no needs a more secure first bolt....
and to the reach the top of the Banana Tower you can easily jump or anchor the tree that's like 5 or 10 feet away.
Feb 28, 2010
I helped Matt replace several of the top anchor bolts during the summer of 2006. At the time, all the bolts on Bozo No No were in great shape.
A few years of extensive use and frost wedging could have changed things though.
Sep 16, 2010
There are some really nice easy TRs on some cracked faces about 50-75' right of Gorilla Milk, etc. Has anybody bothered to name/grade/document these? They are not in the Hanson's guide, '99 revision.
|By Drew DeMarie|
Aug 14, 2011
Lost a Men's Wedding Ring at Grocery Store Wall on Thursday August 12, 2011. Most likely near Blood Pudding or Gorilla's Milk Direct. Any help is appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.