Elevation: 6,440 ft
GPS: 39.77, -105.22 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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.

38 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
 107
Bush Loves Detroit
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Too Dumb to Sleep In
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Brokendown Shanty
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 123
[Redacted]
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 118
Silver Bullet
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 49
Leaning Pillar
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 78
Sunset Arete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Anartichoke
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Third C…
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 32
Interstellar Overdrive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 49
Rebel Yell
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 32
Driving Over Stella
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Killian's Red
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Pseudo Bullet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bush Loves Detroit
 107
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Too Dumb to Sleep In
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Brokendown Shanty
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
[Redacted]
 123
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Silver Bullet
 118
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Leaning Pillar
 49
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sunset Arete
 78
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Anartichoke
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nouveau Reach aka Jeff's Th…
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Interstellar Overdrive
 32
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rebel Yell
 49
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crawling Up Roseanne's Belly
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Driving Over Stella
 32
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Killian's Red
 26
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pseudo Bullet
 21
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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