The Misfits Wall Rock Climbing
This is the next section of wall upstream (left) of Princess Ella's Magic Adventure
(PEMA). This is a distinct section of wall, so it deserves its own area, if nothing else this is a first attempt at organizing the Waterfall Wall area.
This wall consists of mostly awesome quartzite separated by diagonal ledge systems covered in death blocks. Fear not, it is mostly easy to avoid the chunder, and it will clean up with traffic.
The cliff faces E-NE so gets morning sun and is around 9500' feet. This is not a good place to be in the rain as this rock is dangerously slick when wet. Abundant potential remains for more routes.
When climbing here, be sure to have fun distracting the white knuckled drivers on the highway!
Approach as for Waterfall Wall to PEMA
, but continue past its base 30 yards until you reach a fixed handline. Head straight up the hill above the handline aiming for a pine tree at the base of the rock about 150' above the river. Look for bolts, some with brown hangers, this is the start of Astro Zombies
Climbing Season For the Ouray vicinity (rock) area.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Misfits Wall
Hollywood Babylon 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CO
: Ouray vicinity (rock)
: The Misfits Wall
This is a fun route with some variety. It starts on a slab with thin moves then goes around a large, detached flake (be careful!) on up the juggy face. Surmount some blocky features, then move up left into the steeper crux section. Thin moves will bring you through the apex of the headwall, exit right, then go back left to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Nov 1, 2013
" Fear not, it is mostly easy to avoid the chunder, and it will clean up with traffic."
Sounds like the makings of an awesome trundling party!
Oct 13, 2015
Disregard the entries for "unnamed 5.8" and "unnamed 5.9" pitches, these should be removed as they are actually pitches on Astro Zombies. Steven, clean up this mess!