Bauhaus Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Bauhaus Wall
|Baby Brothers S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Brothers Carrutherzov, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Choss Temple Pilots S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Der Squeal S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Der Stihl S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Girl Talk S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b|
|Gomorrah S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Gropius S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Hot For Teacher S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Huge S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Hurl Jam S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Ice Man Cometh S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Liquid Culture S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Love and Rockets S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Motley Cruise S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Roadside Prophet S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|School of Rock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|School of Rök S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sigue Sigue Sputnik S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Squeal to Stihl S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Twisted Sister S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|GPS:||39.716, -107.692 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||17,098 total, 90/month|
|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Jun 4, 2002|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Bauhaus Wall is about as obscure as it gets at Rifle with it's 3-minute approach and protective screen of trees. Thusly, anything rad you send here will probably go un-noticed, so consider wisely before commiting yourself to one of the wall's many ultra-long, mega-hard projects. The wall can basically be broken into two sectors: the warm-up sector out left, which includes three quality 5.11's, two nice 5.12's and a bouldering cave; and the Bauhaus proper, which begins with the hanging prow of Gomorrah (13d) and cruises right past Rifle's hardest route, Tomfoolery (14b), and a handful of other 13/13+ desperates.
The warm-up sector is capped by a huge roof so is dry under any conditions, while the rest of the wall can get a bit wet in a rainstorm, especially on the brown headwall out right. The routes don't see as much travel as their counterparts at other walls, so expect some loose rock, especially down low. Most of the harder routes are 30 meter rope-stretchers, tending to offer hard cave climbing down low followed by sustained headwall climbing up high.
The rock is varied and colorful, with an abundance of interesting features and holds, ranging from sinker pockets to rounded tufas and incut fins. If you're seeking a project a bit out of the way or somewhere else to warm-up, then this is the place! Must-do's include: Choss Temple Pilots (11b), Love and Rockets (12b), Der Stihl (13b), Gropius (13d) and Tomfoolery (14b).
Getting ThereThe Bauhaus Wall is about mid-way between the Wasteland and the Ruckman Cave, if this makes any sense. It is the first huge crag on your left past the Skull Cave, and is just up-canyon from an impressive water-spout/ice-cave feature with a huge dead log leaning against it. There is a pull-out on the right with a Porta-potty just past a talus slide, or you can park on the left at a picnic area (best not to park here on weekends as people actually use it). Cross the bridge, walk upstream about a minute then duck left on a climber's trail through the thick foliage (nettles). The first route you see is Roadside Prophet (13d), which climbs out the pocketed wave/cave overhead.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bauhaus Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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