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Elevation: 9,445 ft 2,879 m
GPS: 39.25751, -105.1003
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Shared By: richard magill on Dec 20, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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What to expect... some pretty good routes, some ok routes, some horrible piles of choss.

The attraction to the Choss Temple (AKA the Upper Red Wall, as Tod Anderson called it in his R&I article) is in the steepness of the whole thing. This feature is Riflesque - a big overhanging red granite wall. We couldn't resist putting bolts in it, with the hope that it would clean up to good climbing.

And some routes did clean up into good lines. Some didn't. I am still perplexed at the geologic anomaly that would allow this wall to be so crumbly, while the Red Wall (which is just down the hill) is so solid.Who knows?

The wall faces east, so it offers steep, shady climbing in the summer afternoons.

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To find this, see the directions to get to the Red Wall. This is just up the hill from the Red Wall, about 50 yards uphill. It lies between Red Wall and the Starcastle.

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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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