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Wall of Wow

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Wall of Wow Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Greg Parker on Sep 23, 2011  with updates from BBQ
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The Wall of Wow consists of a main steep buttress flanked by some nice vertical walls. The routes range from 5.8 jug hauls, to crimpy 5.11 tech-fests, to burly 5.12s on the buttress.

Getting There 

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 5.7 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wall of Wow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wall of Wow:
OMG!   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Groovy!   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   
Cowabunga!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   
Speedstick   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Bitchin!   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Wall of Wow
Rock Climbing Photo: Waaay cooool!

Tubular! 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Wall of Wow
Dude! Be prepared to get wiped out! This climb involves cranking on small holds to big holds as it works its way up to a crux that requires one serious leap of faith. Harder climbing to the anchors is gonna leave you crying home to mama at the last bolt if you don't figure out the correct finishing sequence.Super sustained, super pumpy and super classic! THUGGY! Enjoy a battle of small holds to big holds on rock so overhung it would make a Red River Gorge climber jealous....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By michalm
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!

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