Weston Pass-(Weston Wall) Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Drew Spaulding on Mar 5, 2010|
View from the car....
The Weston Wall is located 6 miles up Weston Pass from US Highway 24 (Leadville side...). The wall is up the aspen and sage slope (about 10 minute hike) on the left side of the road.
The Weston Wall is a South-facing crag between 10,700'-11,000'. It is a beautiful setting for all day climbing spring-fall. There are 6 new routes on white granite with diorite knobs scattered about. It is very similar to the granite on Independence Pass. There are a few potato chip flakes here and there, but it is cleaning up quite nicely. The routes follow flake, seam, and crack systems, so plan on placing some gear. All routes required some bolts for protection. There are fixed anchors and each route's end.
Routes are listed from left to right:
A. Jams and Jugs
, 5.10d, 20m, gear & bolts.
B. Flakes and Horns
, 5.10a, 20m, bolts & sling.
C. Blocks and Locks
, 5.10b, 34m, bolts & gear.
D. Chips and Salsa
, 5.11d, 35m, bolts & gear.
E. Seams and Smears
, 11-, 34m, bolts & gear.
F. Knobs and Nubbins
, 10-, 33m, gear & bolts.
G. Falcon Derby, 5.10a, 20m, bolts.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Weston Pass-(Weston Wall)
Chips and Salsa 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
: Weston Pass-(Weston Wall)
This is the 2nd route from the left on the Main face.Start at the toe of the wall up a slab and climb past 5 bolts (11b friction). Step left and place gear for the next 50 feet. Climb up the left side of the large roof to gain the upper buttress split by horizontal cracks. Power past the 2 bolt crux then mount the roof for a dramatic finish! This is long and tedious!...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: The 4 longer pitches on the right side of the West...
10 minute hike from the car. Start up the road and...
By Dougald MacDonald
Jul 1, 2012
This cliff is a hidden gem. The four long routes are the prizes, but it's all fun. Avoid in spring and early summer because of nesting falcons on upper left side. It's also quite warm up there in full sun. Probably best in late summer and early fall.
By Drew Spaulding
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 18, 2012
Thanks, Dougald! I've also seen the falcons on the upper left side... I haven't talked to many people that have found these routes.... Great to hear you enjoyed! I had a lot of fun putting these pitches up, mostly solo...(close to my house and lack of partners in the area). Have fun!
By Teejay LaJirafa
Jun 3, 2013
I was just up here this last weekend. I wasn't sure if there was any established climbing. Where is the Weston Wall precisely? I was checking out a wall that is about a quarter mile up the mouth of the canyon. So about 4.5 miles from Highway 24. Any information gladly appreciated.