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Wall of Winter Warmth

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Alpha-Bob S,TR 
Angle of Repose S 
Bed Hog T 
Closed Open Space T,S,TR 
Direct Cop Out T 
Escutcheon T 
Leader of the Pack T,S,TR 
Left Side T 
Mini Moe T,TR 
Mordor T,S 
On The Bough S 
Prisoner, The T 
Regular Route [WWW] T 
Slit, The T,TR 
Titleist (aka The Alicia Golembeski Memorial Route), The T,S 

Wall of Winter Warmth  


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BETA PHOTO: Upper and Lower Dream Canyon Modified from origin...

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  • Description 

    This particular rock is likely the tallest in Lower Dream Canyon with lines up to 4 pitches in length. Some older routes dating back to at least the 1960s are mixed in with newer bolted lines from the 2000s. This granite is steep, featured, and devious in spots. There is still loose rock and plenty of guano in spots, so be careful! This entry was made to help organize the Lower Dream Canyon area.

    Descent: You can rappel, you can scramble off to the R, or you can hike around to the R from the top (be careful of tourists & fisherpeople below). Loose in spots but improved over the years.

    L->R:

    Lowest buttress
    A. Escutcheon, 10, 1p, gear.
    B. Mini Moe, 2, 1p, gear.
    C. Closed Open Space, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
    D. Alpha Bob, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
    E. Leader of The Pack, 11+, 1p, 120', bolts & gear.
    F. The Slit, 9+, 1p, 100', gear.

    Main buttress
    G. On The Bough, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
    H. Angle of Repose, 12-, 2p, 180', bolts.
    I. Left Side, 10-, 3p, 400'?, gear.
    J. Cop Out, 9 R, 3p, gear.
    K. Direct Cop Out, 10, 3p, gear & bolts.
    L. The Titleist, 11-, 2p, 190', gear & bolts.
    M. Right Side, 10-, 3p, gear.
    NN. Mordor, 12, 2p, 150', bolts.
    O. The Prisoner, 12-, 1p, gear.
    P. Bed Hog, 13-, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.

    QQ? Melons, 9, 1p, gear.

    Getting There 

    Refer to directions noted in the Lower Dream Canyon. Park at Boulder Falls, hike up to the hole up & L of the Falls, drop down to water level. There are single bolts set for an exciting Tyrolean but it may be best to climb during low water of fall, winter, or early spring when you can hop across on boulders or wade more manageable currents.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.9 miles from here

    15 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wall of Winter Warmth:
    Left Side   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
    The Slit   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Direct Cop Out   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
    Angle of Repose   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
    Mordor   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
    Bed Hog   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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    Left Side 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Wall of Winter Warmth
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    Routes at the bottom of the Wall of Winter Warmth, near the creek. <br /> <br />Photo by Vaino Kodas; used with permission.
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    BETA PHOTO: Lower Dream Canyon
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    The Wall of Winter Warmth as seen from below Boulder Falls in late summer. Photo by Tony Bubb, Y2K.
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