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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000 · Updates
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Description

Several years ago a group of hard-core radsters from Boulder and Denver went in search of steep rock and big numbers. They picked off two dozen lines at The Industrial Wall and the crags located above TIW proper. Colin Lantz, Steve LaPorta, Scott Fry, and several others added most of the routes. Many climbers in the Front Range drooled over the photograph of Colin Lantz on T. G. V., a route that overhung by 30 degrees, at least. Some of the most difficult climbing to be had close to Boulder can be found here, including at least two lines at 5.13d/14a. Fortunately for all of us gumbies, a few more moderate lines were established as well, although very little can be found below 5.12 on the main wall. The crags above hold several lines in the 5.10 and 5.11 range.

Getting to them requires scrambling to the right round the wall and close to the railroad tracks. A little more exposed scrambling leads up over TIW and into these crags. The rock on TIW is a bit atypical of Mickey Mouse Wall in general since the overhanging lines have kicked up a few good pocketed routes and a lot less of the sharp edges or crack systems typical of the rest of the wall. TIW faces due South and holds good sun for most of the day; however, since it is situated deep in the canyon, it can get chilly in the evenings when the sun is behind Eldorado Mountain. If you make the hump up to Mickey Mouse and you are looking for a little bear, then TIW is an excellent option, and if you are just looking for bear close to Boulder, you would be hard pressed to find anything better than TIW.

Getting There

The Industrial Wall is truly just the Southern tip of the Mickey Mouse Wall. As you hike up toward MMW, the overhanging wall on the right is The Industrial Wall.

Per Tank Evans: there is a well worn trail that bypasses the tunnel 6 that is much preferred than the old approach through the tunnel. The trail over adds maybe 5 minutes to the approach and is the RECOMMENDED APPROACH. See the Mickey Mouse Wall "Getting There" section for more details.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Industrial Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 33
Soul Train
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
Railing
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 18
Terminal
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 8
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 15
Tunnel Vision
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 14
T. G. V.
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Judon't Wanna Go There
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 5
Rogue
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 3
Terminal Velocity
Sport
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
 3
Vogue
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Soul Train
 33
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Railing
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Terminal
 18
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Jumping Someone Else's Train
 8
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Tunnel Vision
 15
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
T. G. V.
 14
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Judon't Wanna Go There
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Rogue
 5
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
Terminal Velocity
 3
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
Vogue
 3
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b Sport
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