Elevation: 6,440 ft
GPS: 39.77, -105.22 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 35,229 total · 159/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

Hands down the best climbing on North Table Mountain can be had at the Winterfest Wall. Most of the routes are a good half rope length in height but not longer. The area is roughly defined by the domain from Whole Lotta Drunk to the Sunset Arete. This blends seamlessly with the Risk Area to the North. Many of the routes are in the 5.10 to 5.11+ level, with a lone 5.12 route. Several excellent moderate lines have been installed below 5.10 in difficulty, and with close to 20 routes to choose from, one can spend a great day at the Winterfest. An added plus is that the wall faces due West and so gets great afternoon sun. A must do event at the Winterfest is to jump on the Sunset Arete, just as the sun goes down. The whole wall turns rust red with the Sunset Arete in stark relief and in gorgeous color.

Getting There

Hike around the hill. Pass left of the Winter Warmer area, the broken fence, and in 200 yards or fewer you will arrive. The Winterfest Wall can be identified by the silhouette of Rebel Yell that obscures the rest of the North Table Mountain climbs to the North. It has a high density of routes in a domain quite separate from everything to the South.

L->R:

A. Runt, 8+ R, 1p, gear.
B. Pumcat, 10 or 12, 1p, 55', bolts.
CD. Twinkletoes, 11-, 1p, 55', bolts.
D. Dweeb, 9+, 1p, 55', gear (now retrobolted).
ED. Cat's Meow, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
F. Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. Sunset Arete, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
H1. Unknown (G), 8, 1p, 60', gear.
H2. Too Dumb to Sleep In, 8+, 1p, gear.
I. Rebel Yell, 11, 1p, bolts. Just L of an arete.
J. Driving Over Stella, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Variation, 11-, 1p.
L. Broken Down Shanty, 8, 1p, gear.
M. Underchiever, 9, 1p, gear.
N. Interstellar Overdrive, 11-, 1p, bolts.
O. Pseudo Bullet, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.
P. Bush Loves Detroit, 8, 1p, gear.
Q. Variation, 9-, 1p.
R. Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly, 11, 1p, bolts. Blunt, bulging arete.
S. Bimbo in Limbo, 10-, 1p, bolts.
T. Killian's Red, 11, 1p, bolts.
UV. Pass The Tanning Butter, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
V. Tanning Butter, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
W. Silver Bullet, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
X1. Anartichoke, 10+, 1p, bolts.
X2. Consolation, 10-, 1p, bolts & gear.
Y. Under The Wire, 10, 1p, bolts.
Z. Generica, 10+, 1p, bolts.
AA. Fractions, 10+, 1p, bolts.
BB. Leaning Pillar, 10, 1p, bolts.
CC. Thin Lizzie, 8, 1p, 80', gear or TR.
DD. The Dissolution, 11, 1p, bolts.
EE. The Resolution, 11, 1p, bolts.
FF. Jello Brand Napalm, 10, 1p, gear.
GG. Big Rattler, 8-, 1p, 70', gear.
HH. Whole Lotta Drunk, 11-, 1p, bolts.
II. unnamed 9 or 11-, 1p, bolts.
JJ. Quayle Eats Bush, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
KK. Dumb Politicians, 10-, 1p, 80', gear.

37 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Winterfest 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
 96
Bush Loves Detroit
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Too Dumb to Sleep In
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Brokendown Shanty
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 97
Bimbo in Limbo
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Jell-O Brand Napalm
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 92
Silver Bullet
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Leaning Pillar
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 49
Sunset Arete
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third C…
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Interstellar Overdrive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 36
Rebel Yell
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 24
Driving Over Stella
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Killian's Red
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Pseudo Bullet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bush Loves Detroit
 96
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Too Dumb to Sleep In
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Brokendown Shanty
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Bimbo in Limbo
 97
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Jell-O Brand Napalm
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Silver Bullet
 92
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Leaning Pillar
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sunset Arete
 49
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Th…
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Interstellar Overdrive
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rebel Yell
 36
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Driving Over Stella
 24
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Killian's Red
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pseudo Bullet
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Chris Johnson
Denver, CO
Chris Johnson   Denver, CO
This is a great wall and a short hike away after you realize how much of a choss pile the Sea Cliffs are.... Dec 8, 2014