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Vulture Walls

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Blanket of Secrecy S 
Pay Attention S 
Pay Homage S,TR 
Reaper, The T 
Regulation 9 aka Left of Scandinavian Dreams S 
Scandanavian Dreams S 
Too Easy T 
Vulture Club T 
Vulture Culture T 

Vulture Walls  

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Elevation: 6,520'
Location: 39.34536, -104.75589 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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This is a nice wall with some long sport and trad routes. Several moderate trad lines are worth doing as well as some harder sport routes.

Getting There 

Halfway between the dam and the Falls Wall and the East Rim, the quickest approach is via the Creek Bottom Trail. Cross the creek above the falls, then head up the hill to the South. This is the last major section of rock before the canyon point, East of the dam.


A. Vulture Culture, 7+, 45', gear.
B. Regulation 9, 11-, bolts.
C. Scandanavian Dreams, 11, bolts.
D. Vulture Club, 8, gear.
E. Too Easy, 6, gear.
F. The Reaper, 11-, gear.
G. Pipeline, 10, gear.
H. Pay Attention aka True Reich, 10+/11-, bolts.
I. Pay Homage, 12-, bolts.
J. Blanket of Secrecy, 11 or 12, bolts.
K. Fly Like A Dog, 11+, 12-, TR.
L. Dynoplop, 12-, TR.
M. Lightning Strikes, 10-, gear.
N. The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, 9+/10-, TR.
O. Oogh Ungh, 9+/10-, TR.
P. Fahrenheit 451, 9+, TR.
Q. Octoroon, 9+/10-, TR.

Climbing Season

For the Castlewood Canyon SP area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Vulture Walls:
Regulation 9 aka Left of Scandinavian Dreams   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Scandanavian Dreams   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pay Homage   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Vulture Walls
Mark MacClary on Scandanavian Dreams.

Scandanavian Dreams 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Denver South : ... : Vulture Walls
This is the longest route at The Wood. It is located to the left of the huge roof. Start in a left-facing corner and angle out right over a little roof. The rest of the line stays right of the gully. The crux comes at the last bolt with a blind left hand pull over to the final slab and the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Pay Attention...5.11a?  Vulture Walls.
BETA PHOTO: Pay Attention...5.11a? Vulture Walls.

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By Herb Roubidoux
Dec 28, 2001
This is a great little place to work on basic technique such as ascender work, self-rescue, setting pro, etc. The roof provides a well-anchored free-hanging rappel to dink around with ascenders. The 5.7 and 5.8 trad climbs are good first trads climbs. Please don't bring dogs... I get tired of dog rodeos at climbing areas. "Thanks."
By Anonymous Coward
Jun 21, 2002
Did you hear that? Herb is tired of dogs....its all about you Herb.
Jun 6, 2009
There is a bolted route just 10-15 feet left of Scandanavian Dreams route. I can find no mention of its existance anywhere. Can anyone tell me anything about it??? Rating? Name? Thanks for any help.
By Tom Hanson
Mar 9, 2010
Vulture Walls are closed to climbing March, April and May 2010.
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