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Routes in Necromancer Wall

Atras T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Back in Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Magic Panties T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Fold Out T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hop Route T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
One More For Jules! T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sensuous Mortician T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

Necromancer Wall is a darkly varnished wall located on the south side of entrance to Icebox Canyon. There are a few nice routes found here including the spectacular Sensuous Mortician. Most routes are single long (120-140 feet) pitches that require two ropes to get off. Nice place to go for a little early morning shade and a few quick pitches.

Getting There

Hike into Icebox Canyon on the standard trail. When you're generally straight across from the wall (easily spotted), look for a trail (seems to be several of these) headed across the wash to the wall. The approach is pretty short and mostly good hiking trail with the short stretch to cross the wash and climb the hillside up to the base of the wall. If you find the proper trail, it's pretty trivial.

Aspect

Per George Bell: This wall faces NNW and is generally shady in the morning. It does get some sun in the afternoon when the sun is high enough (in the summer). For example, 1-4 PM in late April, and likely even more in July.

Descent

Per Killis: Rap descent works best with a 70, eliminates downclimbing and hijinks. There are two different starts to the rappels, one which starts by downclimbing East (climber's left) to an exposed traverse and stance to rap off of a slung boulder and tree. The other involves going up a short wall, heading left, and dropping down to a large tree. The latter would be a better choice if with a skittish second, a shorter rope, or a combination of the two.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Necromancer Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Hop Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 167
Fold Out
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 24
Atras
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 143
Sensuous Mortician
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Back in Time
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 18
Black Magic Panties
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hop Route
 94
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Fold Out
 167
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Atras
 24
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Sensuous Mortician
 143
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Back in Time
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Black Magic Panties
 18
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
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George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
This wall faces NNW and is generally shady in the morning. It does get some sun in the afternoon when the sun is high enough (in the summer). For example, 1-4 PM in late April, and likely even more in July. Mar 13, 2009
Rap descent works best with a 70, eliminates downclimbing and hijinks. There are two different starts to the rappels, one which starts by downclimbing East (climber's left) to an exposed traverse and stance to rap off of a slung boulder and tree. The other involves going up a short wall, heading left, and dropping down to a large tree. The latter would be a better choice if with a skittish second, a shorter rope, or a combination of the two. Aug 27, 2013

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