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20% T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Airhead T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Atmospheres T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13
Cold Front T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Drifting T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Jet Stream T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tooth or Consequences T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Description

I recently came across some routes on this wall, I don't know who did them or when they were first done, but have taken the liberty of writing descriptions and giving them names. Anyone who knows the real names should feel free to correct what I write here.This wall is high, shady, and very exposed to winds, making it perfect for warmer weather. The rock is superb, with long cracklines, elegant, clean cut corners and none of the flakiness so common in Red Rocks.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

This wall is the north face of Juniper Peak, considering the location it has a very reasonable approach. Go up the Olive Oil descent gully, this is the first gully to the north of Rose Tower. From the saddle at the top of the gully get onto the ridge on the left (south) and follow it to a tower, follow ledges around the left side of the tower and continue to the saddle at the top of the Olive Oil approach gully. Cross the top of the gully and pick up a trail which heads west staying fairly close to the base of the wall. This leads across to the base of the Jet Stream Wall. 1hr 10 mins total. A steep but surprisingly straightforward approach with some amazing views.

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Josh Janes    
The Olive Oil descent gully:

...is one tenth of a mile shorter.
...can be reasonably approached via the Pine Creek TH or the Oak Creek TH.
...has more elevation gain/loss, in both directions.
...is a slog.
...bakes in the morning sun.
...traverses a spectacular ridge.
...is probably the fastest way.

The south fork of Pine Creek Canyon (via Challenger):

...is one tenth of a mile longer.
...requires parking at the Pine Creek TH.
...has no unnecessary elevation gain/loss.
...requires a substantial amount of boulder hopping and route finding.
...stays shaded.
...follows a scenic, riparian canyon.
...is probably a tad slower. Dec 27, 2016
Jeff Gicklhorn
Tucson, AZ
Jeff Gicklhorn   Tucson, AZ
I would definitely suggest the Olive Oil approach. While steep, it is much shorter and more straightforward than coming up by Challenger. Additionally, the routes on the Jet Stream Wall only require a light rack and this the gully is really not that bad. Nov 13, 2013
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
Though the approach described above up the Olive Oil descent gully is no doubt faster, it's also reasonable to get to/from this wall using the 3rd class gully down to its right, from the Challenger Wall/Adventure Punks area. Nov 16, 2009

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