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Routes in Winterfest Wall

A Quark for Quayle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Abortion Control T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Anartichoke S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Rattler T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bimbo in Limbo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Brokendown Shanty T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bush Loves Detroit T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cat's Meow S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Consolation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dissolution, The S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Driving Over Stella S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dumb Politicians T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dweeb T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fractions S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Generica S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Interstellar Overdrive S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jell-O Brand Napalm T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Killian's Red S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Leaning Pillar T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb aka Photo Art S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pass The Tanning Butter S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pseudo Bullet S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pumcat S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Quayle Eats Bush T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rebel Yell S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Resolution, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Runt T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Silver Bullet S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sunset Arete S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tanning Butter S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Thin Lizzie (Dodging Ions) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Dumb to Sleep In T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twinkletoes S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Under The Wire S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown (G) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whole Lot of Drunk S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 6,440 ft
GPS: 39.77, -105.22 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 27,656 total, 134/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Winterfest Wall

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bush Loves Detroit
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Dumb to Sleep In
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Brokendown Shanty
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Bimbo in Limbo
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jell-O Brand Napalm
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Silver Bullet
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Leaning Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sunset Arete
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third Climb…
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Interstellar Overdrive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rebel Yell
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Driving Over Stella
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Killian's Red
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pseudo Bullet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bush Loves Detroit 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Too Dumb to Sleep In 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Brokendown Shanty 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Bimbo in Limbo 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Jell-O Brand Napalm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Silver Bullet 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Leaning Pillar 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Sunset Arete 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Th… 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Interstellar Overdrive 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rebel Yell 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Driving Over Stella 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Killian's Red 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pseudo Bullet 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

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