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Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 38.6326, -105.2241
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 1969
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

The Vault consists of two cliff bands lying roughly between Cactus Cliff and the Bank. The area faces East & NE, and so gets good sun in the morning, and shade in the afternoon. Most routes are short in contrast to walls like the 2150 or Cactus Cliff, but what they lack in height they make up in quality. The left crag, a rough continuation of the Bank, consists of numerous little buttresses creating an opportunity for corner, face, and arete climbs in a fairly compact area. While nothing here is particularly far away from the more popular walls, there is usually a feeling of isolation at The Vault that makes for a satisfying excursion. As winter rears its ugly head, we frequently head for The Vault just to keep the summer feeling hanging on a bit longer. The northern, NE-facing end of the wall is sometimes referred to as "The Gem Wall".

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking above The Bank, take the road down toward The Bank for ~ 100 yds, then turn right onto the new trail to Cactus Cliff. After ~5 minutes join the recently closed road, heading towards Cactus Cliff. When the road levels off and turns hard right, locate a good trail on the left, immediately south of the new bathroom. Follow this trail for 1 minute up hill to the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Vault

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 199
Chip Off the Block
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 109
Fire It Up
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 161
My Testosterone Poisoned Friend
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 73
Tryptophan
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Flight Stimulator
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 140
Stress Rehearsal
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 78
Illusions
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 117
Jewel Of The Wild
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 114
Ewetopia
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Jewel of Denial
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 80
Family Jewels
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 40
Potato Chipper
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 96
14 Carats
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Precious Stone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 32
The Gem
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chip Off the Block
 199
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fire It Up
 109
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
My Testosterone Poisoned Fr…
 161
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tryptophan
 73
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Flight Stimulator
 74
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stress Rehearsal
 140
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Illusions
 78
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jewel Of The Wild
 117
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ewetopia
 114
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Jewel of Denial
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Family Jewels
 80
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Potato Chipper
 40
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
14 Carats
 96
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Precious Stone
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Gem
 32
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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