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Routes in Walt's Wall

5.7 Cracks T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Boulder Exit 9 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Edward's Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Edward's Crack, Left Exit T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Edward's Crack, Right Friction Finish T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Foolishness T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promises) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Friction Slide T,S,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Friday's Follies aka Water Streak T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Gill Seam, The V3 6A
Heroes Become Weak V3 6A
In Through The Out Door (formerly entered as Water Streak II) T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jabberwocky V8 7B
Jacquot's Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jake Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jake's Variation S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Mantle Route AKA Koedt's Route TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Mary V7+ 7A+
Ripmaster T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Satterfield's Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sisca Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Tourist Trap T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Walt's Wall T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Weak Become Heroes V10 7C+
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Elevation: 8,423 ft
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Shared By: Scott Hansen on Nov 29, 1999
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Description

Walt's Wall has a good mixture of crack and slab climbs. Most routes on the wall are trad lines but there are a few bolted lines and several mixed lines. The rough granite of Vedauwoo typically requires tape but the crack routes on Walt's Wall have seen enough traffic in the past 60 years that they are pretty hand friendly when compared to other areas. This wall gets a lot of sun, which is good for an early start. The most common decent is a multiple rap from the top of Walt's Wall Route, at the far right end of the wall. This is often heavily trafficked as it is right in line with several climbing routes. If one is more adventurous an alternative two rope rap from the top of 4th of July Crack will get you down in stellar fashion. To get to this rap you will keep going to the right end of the wall as for Walt's Wall rap, but you will keep going and curl around until you're on top of the Coke Bottle (the rock forming the huge left facing dihedral with the wall). The must do super-classic route is Edward's Crack (5.7).

Getting There

From the main gate to the Vedauwoo Rec area, follow the signs to the Lower Parking. You'll be graced with water and a restroom. Locate the drainage just to the left of the restrooms. Follow this up and right but until you are just even with the left most edge of the Coke Bottle (that big bulbous rock sticking out of the middle). Pick your way through the boulders to the base of the routes. Edward's Crack is the obvious crack in the center of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Walt's Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 4
The Gill Seam
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Jabberwocky
Boulder
V10 7C+
 6
Weak Become Heroes
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 84
Walt's Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
Foolishness
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 451
Edward's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Jacquot's Face
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Jake Direct
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 9
5.7 Cracks
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 16
Friction Slide
Trad, Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 107
Satterfield's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 8
Friday's Follies aka Water Streak
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 7
Mantle Route AKA Koedt's Route
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
In Through The Out Door (formerly ent…
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promises)
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Gill Seam
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Jabberwocky
 3
V8 7B Boulder
Weak Become Heroes
 6
V10 7C+ Boulder
Walt's Wall
 84
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Foolishness
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Edward's Crack
 451
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jacquot's Face
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Jake Direct
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
5.7 Cracks
 9
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Friction Slide
 16
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Sport, TR
Satterfield's Crack
 107
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Friday's Follies aka Water…
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Mantle Route AKA Koedt's Route
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R TR
In Through The Out Door (fo…
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard…
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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Regarding the 4th of July Crack rappel--I've gotten ropes stuck two out of two times on this rappel. I wouldn't recommend this rappel--unless of course you're planning on climbing Satterfields Crack--because there's a good chance that's where your rope is going to end up. Aug 26, 2002
What I've found to work better is to rap down to the anchors at the top of the first pitch of Walt's wall (anchors + chains) instead of all the way to the bottom. This puts you on a big ledge further to the left of Satterfield's and about 15 feet from the chockstones that the rope usually gets stuck on. Most likely your rope will still land on the chockstones but I've never had a problem with it getting stuck because you are pulling horizontally instead of from underneath. If you have two 50m ropes this may be your only option anyway. I've done the whole rappel with a 50m and a 60m and it was just barely enough. Mar 27, 2003
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
Definitely split it into two raps. You'd have to be born under a lucky star to not get a rope stuck in the flakes next to the top of the first pitch of Walt's Wall. Apr 1, 2003
Chris Chaney
Stanton, Kentucky
Chris Chaney   Stanton, Kentucky
You can get down (almost) with rope stretch using a single 70m rope from the Walt's Wall anchors just over the boulder exit n Satterfield's Crack. You'll be about 10' off the ground but you can scramble down easily from that point. A single 60m will not work! And if you forget and rap off the ends of the 70, it will hurt. Jul 25, 2010
Mike Walley
Louisville, CO
Mike Walley   Louisville, CO
Administrators: It would be helpful if all of the routes in each area for Vedauwoo were in order from R to L or L to R instead of just alphabetically. Thank you! Apr 30, 2012
I lost two small cams a biener of small nuts and a cleaning tool at the base of Walt's Wall or possibly the first ledge up on Sat, Aug 17. If you found them call Jim at 970 9885544. Thanks. Sep 8, 2013

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