Wall of Wow Rock Climbing
SteveZ flashing "Yeah", 5.12c on the WOW...
The Wall of Wow consists of a main steep buttress flanked by some nice vertical walls. The routes range from crimpy 5.11 tech-fests to burly 5.12s on the buttress.
The Wall of Wow is one of the first walls you encounter after heading left on the traverse trail. It is easily identified by the timbers leaning against the right side and the steep buttress.
Climbing Season For the Shadowlands area.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Wall of Wow
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wall of Wow:
Featured Route For Wall of Wow
Polypro Bo 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : Wall of Wow
Stay warm and cool on this silky fabric of a dihedral climb. Starts on a blocky formation and the good feet end there. Start stemming and working your way up a finger crack formation. Work your way past a couple bulges and a small roof pull which is oddly similar, yet almost opposite of what you would find on another 5.10c climb called Buffalo Gap.How can a thermos keep something hot and cold at the same time? How can your underwear keep your junk so warm, yet so cool?These are question left to ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
Local hardwoman on Yeah, 5.12c.
Jul 5, 2016
I was excited based on the descriptions but disappointed when I came to this wall. The rock is crappy, the bolting is funky/questionable if not stick clipping, and the routes were decent at best. The Courthouse wall is a much better place to climb in the area with significantly better rock quality and routes.
Jul 5, 2016
Holy crap, Michalm...does that Liberal Arts University in Boulder offer a class in critiquing rock climbs? Why do you Boulderites even bother to come here if everything sucks so bad? Why don't you just stay south of our border, climb your own choss, let us have our fun and a few PARKING SPOTS why don't ya? The truth is, folks...this is one of the better walls in the area. Get on it and crush!