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Description 

The Wall of the Dead is the highest area on the Second Tier. It holds three sport routes and one mixed (bolts plus gear) route. Dead Can Dance (9) is a popular route on the right side of the wall. The Dead Zone (10a) climbs a crack system just left of Dead Can Dance. Dead Again (10c) is a steep face route up the middle of the wall. Isle of the Dead (10c) climbs a black streak in the chimney to the left.

Just left of The Wall of the Dead are the slab routes Incline Club (8) and Tomb of Sorrows (9), making this a popular area for those seeking moderate adventures.

L->R:

A. Isle of the Dead, 10, 1p, 70', 8 bolts. Black water streak in chimney.
B. Dead Again, 10, 1p, 60', 6 bolts. Steep, committing face.
C. The Dead Zone, 10-, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2.5". Corner, bulge, & cracks.
D. Dead Can Dance, 9+, 1p, 60', 7 bolts. Corners to arete to roof.


Getting There 

Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt path starts at the top of the talus. Follow the path uphill a bit until the trail splits. Continue up the hill on the right trail branch. You'll eventually reach a steep wall with a scooped-out face; this is the route Strange Science. Continue right and up the hill, following a loose and eroded trail. On the left is the Middle Wall slab; directly above is The Wall of the Dead. A deep chimney separates the two walls.


4 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wall of the Dead:
Dead Can Dance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Dead Again   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Christa working past the second bolt.

Dead Can Dance 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Wall of the Dead
Start just right of a pine tree at the right side of The Wall of the Dead. Climb a corner just left of the arete to a ledge. Continue up another corner and move right to an airy stance on the arete. Work up to a roof, and turn it on the left. Step left and climb an awkward corner to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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