Elevation: 6,520 ft
GPS: 39.349, -104.766 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This area has mid-length routes (for CWC). There are sport routes in the range of 10c-12a, some topropes, and a few trad lines.

Getting There

The next crag on the West rim past the Cave Wall to the South. Take the Cave trail, and hike South until you see a large roof at the top of the wall. This is the start of Morning Sun Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Morning Sun Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Morning Glory
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Magician's Apprentice
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Renaissance
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Morning Glory
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Magician's Apprentice
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Renaissance
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
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An easier approach is to park at the Falls trailhead, and hike a short, good trail straight west. Apr 30, 2002
Dan 60D5H411
Colorado Springs, CO
Dan 60D5H411   Colorado Springs, CO
Marijuana, Magician's Apprentice and Pointillist all have regular bolts atop them. For descent, you must top out and either walk down or rap off the bolts with quicklinks atop Renaissance. Most of the routes here (including Morning Glory around the corner) have high first bolts (at 5'10" I couldn't reach any of them) with an overhang or dicey section to start with. I would recommend bringing or rigging up a stickclip for those you don't feel comfortable with the moves or quality of rock (I pinged off a pebble at the very start of Renaissance, directly in the climb/bolt line....) Aug 13, 2007
David, I haven't checked my pack yet, but if the shoe you found was a red 5-10 Coyote, I dibs.

On another note. In my opinion, Pointillist is definitely not on a par with the three routes to its left. I wish I never bolted that one because, in hindsite, I think it is a poor line. Bees even further diminish a crappy line.
I'll give five stars to the three sport lines to the left though. Aug 12, 2008
DavidHH
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
Tom, It wasn't a 5.10 shoe. When we were at the wall some climbers came down the trail and it must have been them since the shoe was right on the trail it looks like it just fell out of a pack. It's really pretty useless to me since it's not my size.

On another note, nice job with the morning sun wall, I will periodically go here and lap routes. This was my first attempt on Pointillist since I think last time I was on it the first bolt was missing or something like that. Thanks for the other 3 lines, Renaissance is such a beautiful line, the crux, (for me), is so thin and the movement is just wonderful. Aug 12, 2008
Morning Sun Wall is closed to climbing March, April, May, June and July 2010. Mar 9, 2010