Elevation: 8,423 ft
GPS: 41.162, -105.376 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott Hansen on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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.

Per Meghan Hill: from main gate into Vedauwoo Rec Area (pass through that fee booth), follow signs for picnic areas and Turtle Rock parking. There are no signs that say "Lower Parking". From the Turtle Rock parking area, you are standing right at Walt's Wall. From the bathroom, go up and right past the cave, and scramble over boulders up to the base of the climbs.

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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
 3
Heroes Become Weak
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
The Gill Seam
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Jabberwocky
Boulder
V10 7C+
 6
Weak Become Heroes
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 121
Walt's Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 4
Tourist Trap
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 26
Foolishness
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 584
Edward's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 12
5.7 Cracks
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 18
Friction Slide
Trad, Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 130
Satterfield's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Boulder Exit 9
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
In Through The Out Door (formerl…
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 10
Friday's Follies aka Water Streak
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard Promi…
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heroes Become Weak
 3
V3 6A Boulder
The Gill Seam
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Jabberwocky
 3
V8 7B Boulder
Weak Become Heroes
 6
V10 7C+ Boulder
Walt's Wall
 121
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Tourist Trap
 4
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Foolishness
 26
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Edward's Crack
 584
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
5.7 Cracks
 12
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Friction Slide
 18
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Sport, TR
Satterfield's Crack
 130
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Boulder Exit 9
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
In Through The Out Door (fo…
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Friday's Follies aka Water…
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Fourth Of July Crack (Hard…
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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