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Aeolian Wall

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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.

Getting There

If you can't find the Aeolian Wall, perhaps you should consider climbing somewhere closer to the road.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C1
 2
Evolution Arete
Trad, Aid 17 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
 76
Resolution Arete
Trad, Aid 24 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
The Wicked
Trad 15 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 358
Inti Watana
Trad 12 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Dream of Wild Cheeseburgers
Trad 18 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C1
 1
Taco Tuesday
Trad, Aid 16 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
 2
Jedi Mind Tricks
Trad, Aid 13 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
 3
Aeolian Wall (Original Route)
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
The Original Sin
Trad 10 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
 1
Thanatos
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 50
Woman of Mountain Dreams
Trad 17 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c C2 R
 4
Salami Wand Kenobi
Trad, Aid 14 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 2
Pagan Sacrifice
Trad 9 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Gift of the Wind Gods
Trad 10 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Cactus Connection
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Cactus Joe's Connection
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Evolution Arete
 2
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C1 Trad, Aid 17 pitches
Resolution Arete
 76
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid 24 pitches
The Wicked
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 15 pitches
Inti Watana
 358
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 12 pitches
Dream of Wild Cheeseburgers
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 18 pitches
Taco Tuesday
 1
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C1 Trad, Aid 16 pitches
Jedi Mind Tricks
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid 13 pitches
Aeolian Wall (Original Route)
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
The Original Sin
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad 10 pitches
Thanatos
 1
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X Trad 2 pitches
Woman of Mountain Dreams
 50
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 17 pitches
Salami Wand Kenobi
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c C2 R Trad, Aid 14 pitches
Pagan Sacrifice
 2
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 9 pitches
Gift of the Wind Gods
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 10 pitches
Cactus Connection
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Cactus Joe's Connection
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches

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Mt. Wilson in early morning light.  Photo taken October 19, 2002.
[Hide Photo] Mt. Wilson in early morning light. Photo taken October 19, 2002.
Aeolian Wall as an ice climb.
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View of the Aeolian wall
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Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Serge S
Seattle, WA
[Hide Comment] 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
Flava Flav
Seattle, WA
[Hide Comment] 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