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Routes in The Crimpfest Wall

20 Years Later S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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
Darko S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dave's Dilemma T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Deceptive Slab S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Donnie S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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
Frank the Rabbit S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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
No Yellow Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Parallel Universe 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
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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.

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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Classic Climbing Routes at The Crimpfest Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Easy Does It
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
The Entourage
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 57
Dave's Dilemma
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Season Opener
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 40
Crimpfest
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Drill Sergeant
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
File Drawer
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Better Rad than Trad
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Planet Gnarler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Does It
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Entourage
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dave's Dilemma
 57
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Season Opener
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Crimpfest
 40
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Drill Sergeant
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
File Drawer
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Better Rad than Trad
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Planet Gnarler
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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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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