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Routes in The Crimpfest Wall

Better Rad than Trad S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Crack of Noon T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crimpfest S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Crocodile Rock S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dave's Dilemma T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Deceptive Slab S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Drill Sergeant S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Easy Does It S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Entourage, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
File Drawer S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fuzzy Wuzzy Was Arete S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
InterGalactic Fungus Pull S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Middle Parallel Space S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Planet Gnarler S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Poser Free Zone S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Right Parallel Space S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Season Opener S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stooner's Highway S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Elevation: 9,281 ft
GPS: 39.256, -105.099 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The Crimpfest Wall is the effective continuation of the Headstone after descending South from Rock Nazi. The wall is vertical overall, but presents several roof and corner systems. All of the routes are close to or more than 100 ft long, so bring a 60m rope or two ropes. The climbing is strenuous, thin, crimpy, technical and brilliant. Most routes are 5.12 or upper 5.11. While every route can be done with QD alone, there are some places where a Friend will ease the spook factor. I would carry a full rack of camming devices from small TCUs to # 3 or # 4 Friends. There isn't a bad route on the wall, so just bring the guns and queue up for a crimpfest.
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Getting There

From the Zinn Overlook, take a faint trail down and left, heading directly toward the most imposing crag in sight. Cross a small talus field to the base of The Headstone. Follow the trail right (South) along the Headstone until it drops underneath a large detached boulder at the base of Rock Nazi. Continue downhill for 200 ft to the base of the wall and a perfect tanning slab. Routes start in a dark gully on the left and extend rightward for 200 ft.

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Don't go here on a hot day. It faces southwest and broils in the sun - it is plenty warm on a sunny 45 degree day. Best reserved for sometime in the spring or fall. Dec 17, 2001

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