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Routes in Aeolian Wall

Aeolian Wall (Original Route) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
Cactus Connection T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dream of Wild Cheeseburgers T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gift of the Wind Gods T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Inti Watana T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Resolution Arete T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
Thanatos T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Wicked, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Woman of Mountain Dreams T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 5,501 ft
GPS: 36.095, -115.482 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 31,552 total, 188/month
Shared By: phil broscovak on Mar 5, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

The Aeolian Wall is the unmistakable and massive diamond-shaped feature that comprises the entire right side of Mt. Wilson. Bounded on the left side by the prominent Resolution Arete and on the right side by Wind God Tower, this awesome wall terminates at the summit proper. The Aeolian Wall is the site of the "Original Route" on Mt. Wilson, the Aeolian Wall V 5.9 A3. Done by Joe Herbst and Larry Hamilton in 1975. For those curious about the name, an Aeolian is a harp that produces musical sounds when the wind blows across the strings. A resonant experience for many Red Rocks aficionados to be sure.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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Classic Climbing Routes at Aeolian Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gift of the Wind Gods
Trad 10 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
Resolution Arete
Trad, Aid 24 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inti Watana
Trad 12 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Wicked
Trad 15 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Woman of Mountain Dreams
Trad 17 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cactus Connection
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gift of the Wind Gods 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 10 pitches
Resolution Arete 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid 24 pitches
Inti Watana 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 12 pitches
The Wicked 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 15 pitches
Woman of Mountain Dreams 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 17 pitches
Cactus Connection 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
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Flavaflav
Las Vegas, NV
Flavaflav   Las Vegas, NV
On our FA of Dream of Wild Cheeseburgers, we removed the double core shot fixed line and returned a week later to retrieve it and some other garbage we found. On top of the ledge above the approach pitch, you will find some jugs of yellowed stashed water and the anchor for which the fixed line was attached. Personally I wouldn't have trusted any of it, water or anchor. If you do go up there and are schlepping around, just throw all that stuff at the base of Inti over the left side and you can pick it up on the way out. Oct 7, 2016
Finding the wall visually is easy, but finding the approach trail takes some skill. I found the book's description misleading where it says "the first gully you see on the right".. The correct gully turned out to be the second one. Oct 6, 2015

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