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Several years ago a group of hard-core radsters from Boulder and Denver went in search of steep rock and big numbers. They picked off two dozen lines at The Industrial Wall and the crags located above TIW proper. Colin Lantz, Steve LaPorta, Scott Fry and several others added most of the routes. Many climbers in the front range drooled over the photgraph of Colin Lantz on TGV, a route that overhung by 30 degrees, at least. Some of the most difficult climbing to be had close to Boulder can be found here, including at least two lines at 5.13d/14a. Fortunately for all of us gumbies, a few more moderate lines were established as well, although very little can be found below 5.12 on the main wall. The crags above hold several lines in the 5.10 and 5.11 range. Getting to them requires scrambling to the right round the wall and close to the rail road tracks. A little more exposed scrambling leads up over TIW and into these crags. The rock on TIW is a bit atypical of Mickey Mouse in general since the overhanging lines have kicked up a few good pocketed routes and a lot less of the sharp edges or crack systems typical of the rest of the wall. TIW faces due South and holds good sun for most of the day, however, since it is situated deep in the canyon, it can get chilly in the evenings when the sun is behind Eldorado mountain. If you make the hump up to Mickey Mouse and you are looking for a little bear, then TIW is an excellent option. And if you are just looking for bear close to Boulder, you would be hard pressed to find anything better than TIW.
The Industrial Wall is truly just the Southern tip of the Mickey Mouse Wall. As you hike up toward MMW, the overhanging wall on the right is The Industrial Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Industrial Wall:
Soul Train 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Railslide 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Terminal 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Mudblood 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Jumping Someone Else's Train 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Tunnel Vision 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Judon't Wanna Go There 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
T.G.V. 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Terminal Velocity 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Rogue 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Vogue 5.14b 8c 33 X+ E9 7b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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T.G.V. 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a CO : Boulder : ... : The Industrial Wall
On the lower right side of the Industrial Wall a massive visor jets out from the cliff band, creating one of the steepest, longest sections of [overhanging] rock in the Boulder area. Straight up the right side of this beastly overhang one will find T.G.V. Matt Samet bolted this killer route and George Squibb snagged the first ascent in 1992.T.G.V is a power route with great position on excellent rock. A series of monster jugs progressively worsen until you are presented with a strenuous undercli...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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