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Routes in Wall of the Dead

Dead Again S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dead Can Dance S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dead Zone, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Isle of the Dead S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 7,450 ft
GPS: 39.998, -105.412 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

The Wall of the Dead is the highest area on the Second Tier. It holds three sport routes and one mixed (bolts plus gear) route. Dead Can Dance (9) is a popular route on the right side of the wall. The Dead Zone (10a) climbs a crack system just left of Dead Can Dance. Dead Again (10c) is a steep face route up the middle of the wall. Isle of the Dead (10c) climbs a black streak in the chimney to the left.

Just left of The Wall of the Dead are the slab routes Incline Club (8) and Tomb of Sorrows (9), making this a popular area for those seeking moderate adventures.

L->R:

A. Isle of the Dead, 10, 1p, 70', 8 bolts. Black water streak in chimney.
B. Dead Again, 10, 1p, 60', 6 bolts. Steep, committing face.
C. The Dead Zone, 10-, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2.5". Corner, bulge, & cracks.
D. Dead Can Dance, 9+, 1p, 60', 7 bolts. Corners to arete to roof.
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Getting There

Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt path starts at the top of the talus. Follow the path uphill a bit until the trail splits. Continue up the hill on the right trail branch. You'll eventually reach a steep wall with a scooped-out face; this is the route Strange Science. Continue right and up the hill, following a loose and eroded trail. On the left is the Middle Wall slab; directly above is The Wall of the Dead. A deep chimney separates the two walls.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wall of the Dead

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dead Can Dance
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5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dead Again
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Can Dance
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Dead Again
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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