Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Seldom Seen Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Outta Sight T 
Peekaboo Dihedral T 
Reclusive Buttress, The T 
Route that Kor Forgot, The T 

The Seldom Seen Wall 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 40.2782, -105.6785 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 3,597
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Chris Sheridan on Jun 22, 2010
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
The Seldom Seen Wall viewed from the south, just a...

Description 

The Seldom Seen Wall, as the name suggests, doesn't see a lot of visitors but not for any particularly good reason. The wall is located just up the hill from the super classic (and crowded) south face of The Petit Grepon, and just down and right from the (somewhat) often visited east face of Taylor Peak. The wall is about 1000 feet tall, and the rock quality is reasonable to good.

The wall can be logically divided into three buttresses, a West, Central and East Buttress. Little is known about the climbing history of the wall. It is not mentioned in Bernard Gillett's or Richard Rossiter's guidebooks, but there are at least two old and tattered rappel slings, one on the lower part of the east buttress, and one on the upper part of the central buttress, so at least some climbing has taken place there.


Getting There 

Hike to Sky Pond, then towards the base of the Petit Grepon. Continue past the Petit into a hanging valley below the east face of Taylor Peak. Before reaching Taylor Peak, the wall is quite obvious on the right.


Climbing Season


4 Total Routes


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


Featured Route For The Seldom Seen Wall
The route.

The Reclusive Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Seldom Seen Wall
This route provides some fun mellow rockaneering in a nice setting. Expect to follow your nose a bit. The climbing all works out pretty well.1) Scramble up to the large ramp below where the buttress steepens. Follow the ramp until at the base of a dihedral feature that cuts back right to the crest of the buttress, 300 feet, 5.5.2) Follow the dihedral feature to the crest of the buttress. The feature steepens briefly at about 100 feet. Fear not, that section is rather juggy. Belay below a steep b...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for The Seldom Seen Wall
Photos of The Seldom Seen Wall Slideshow Add Photo
From left to right: The Seldom Seen Wall, The Stiletto, The Petit Grepon, The Saber, and The Foil.  Photo by Chris Sheridan, 6/20/2010.
From left to right: The Seldom Seen Wall, The Stil...
The Seldom Seen wall viewed from a bit further west.  Photo by Chris Sheridan, 6/20/2010.
The Seldom Seen wall viewed from a bit further wes...
Comments on The Seldom Seen Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -