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Upper Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.74389, -105.34597 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: chinos on Apr 3, 2013
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The Upper Wall is located high up on the hillside directly uphill from the base of Real Hidden Valley. The crag 30-40' tall with mostly mixed bolts and gear routes.

Getting There 

Walk uphill from the base of the Real Hidden Valley crag for 10-15 minutes. Stay slightly west and angle back east somewhat to avoid a steeper bit of terrain.


A. Slot, ?, 1p, gear.
B. Prissy Prancin', 8+ PG-13, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Streakers, 10 (or harder), 1p, ~50', bolts & gear.
D1. Crack, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
D2. Crack Right, ?, 1p, ~50', gear.
E. Tetherly Designs, 10-, 1p, 45', bolts & gear.
F. Unknown Right, 11+, 1p, 40', bolts & gear.
G. Tower Dogs, 10, 1p, 40', bolts & gear.

Climbing Season

For the Clear Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Wall:
Tower Dogs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Battle of the Bulge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Upper Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave pulls aboard at the initial roof.

Battle of the Bulge 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Golden : ... : Upper Wall
This is the second bolted line from the right at the Upper Wall of the Real Hidden Valley. It is a good route, but those under 5'10" may find avoiding the initial roof to be more enjoyable.A stick clip may be useful for the 1st bolt. Pull over the initial roof (crux) to the right of the 1st bolt. Taller folks may find the pull easier. You can get yellow and orange TCUs in a horizontal. Drift right getting a good flake to the right of the 2nd bolt. Find curiously good holds that keep appear...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Upper Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Center bolt & gear route.
Center bolt & gear route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left crack.
Left crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Right crack.
Right crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left bolted route.  Note, this is a corrected phot...
Left bolted route. Note, this is a corrected phot...

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By chinos
Dec 13, 2013
Thanks for adding all of this info for me, Leo. I was going to do it when I added the Real Hidden Valley area but forgot about it over time. I have been busy working on a guide for NH climbing! Thanks again.
I hope to get back out there next season to enjoy the excellent climbing you have in CO!
Jonathan Garlough / chinos
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Dec 13, 2013
You're welcome. It's always fun checking out new areas.

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