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Areas in Golf Wall

Country Club Cave 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Girl Scout Wall 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Right Side 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Elevation: 8,055 ft
GPS: 37.517, -107.816 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Steep limestone sport climbing is what you will find at the Golf Wall. The routes are not long, in the 50 foot range, but pack a pump. The rock varies in quality. Many of the most popular routes now have permanent chain-draws.

The wall is divided into three sub-areas.
(1) The Girl Scout Wall contains some easier 5.9 - 5.10 routes, and is located on the left end of the wall.
(2)The Country Club Cave contains the highest concentration of harder lines, and is easily located by finding the large cave in the center of the wall. A couple moderate lines are just right of the cave, everything else is 5.12-5.13.
(3)The Right Side has a good mixture of routes ranging in difficulty from 5.10 - 5.12, and is found on the right end of the wall.

Typically the best times to climb at the Golf Wall are fall and spring. However, it is possible to climb on cooler summer days or during warm, dry periods in the winter.

Getting There

Located just north of Tamarron Golf Course, approximately 18 miles north of Durango on US 550. Park in a small dirt parking area on the west side of the highway. The climbing will be visible on the opposite (east) side of the road. From the parking, cross the highway to the east side and follow a climber's trail to the crag. About a five minute approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Golf Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Teed Off
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Greenskeeper's Playground
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hole In One
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Par Six
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
In The Rough
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Awesome Possum
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Three Roofs aka Gopher Hole
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Master's Leftover
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Cinderella Story
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Burt and Ernie's Tourney
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pink Taco
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Left Hazard High
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Left Hazard Low
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bitchez Get Stitchez!
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Teed Off Right Side
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Greenskeeper's Playground Right Side
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hole In One Right Side
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Par Six Right Side
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
In The Rough Right Side
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Awesome Possum Country Club Cave
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Three Roofs aka Gopher Hole Right Side
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Master's Leftover Country Club Cave
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cinderella Story Right Side
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Burt and Ernie's Tourney Right Side
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Divitator Country Club Cave
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Pink Taco Country Club Cave
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Left Hazard High Country Club Cave
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Left Hazard Low Country Club Cave
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Bitchez Get Stitchez! Country Club Cave
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Jason Nelson
Jason Nelson   SLC, UT
The climbs on the golf wall are only about 50 ft. in length, but are pretty steep and pack a good pump. The wall is pretty heavily bolted so knowing where exactly to go can be difficult. Choose your own adventure! May 21, 2007
Bayfield, CO
Harold   Bayfield, CO
Inflated choss grade scale of 4. Nov 7, 2008
Fakeville, USA
Tortilla   Fakeville, USA
Choss can be fun! Nov 9, 2008
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Development Warning:

National Forest Land swap with Tammarron Resort North of Durango will trade 265 acres of pristine National Forest for Mitchell Lakes.
I know this land swap does not effect our access to Golf Wall but it will change the nature of the experience. Please see attached letter from Pete Turner.

"After speaking to you yesterday, I went home and looked a little closer at the proposed 48 homesites (out of 125 that are proposed for the entire 265 acres) that will be adjacent to the Golf Climbing Wall. I think these homes will be within 400 to 600 feet of what you will be climbing. I think it will change the atmosphere. You mentioned additional popular climbing routes on the limestone rock further to the east. It would be important for your group to see how close the proposed private boundaries will come to these new climbing routes. Finally, the paved road and paved parking area will change the pristine nature of this climbing area which will make it more popular with more impact on the area. It will definitely lose its grass roots characteristics. With a paved road and luxury homes nearby, it will have a Los Angeles feel to it. (By the way, this will match the Bridge to No Where). Just some things to think about and discuss with your climbing friends. Once the boundary fences go up in 2010 or 2011, we all wonder "What the heck happened here? I don't recall this being in the plans?""

Pete Turner

What can we do to stop this come to the meeting and voice you opinion we should also write some letters to our congress men.

Wednesday, September 2nd
5:30- 6:30pm Open House
6:30- 9 pm Meeting
Durango Public Library
Forest Service-hosted public meeting

For additional Information go to:
www.savehaviland.org Aug 21, 2009
Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
Anybody know who developed the Golf Wall? Who bolted Burt and Ernie's and Cinderella Story? Jun 27, 2011
the deck of Rover
s.price   the deck of Rover
Tim was responsible for the initial efforts here but soon got out of the bolting game after we met in '93. If he was still developing, he was doing it somewhere else. I remember his focus shifting to whitewater. We still run into each other every couple years. Oct 2, 2012
Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
Dear Golf Wall climbers,

The Golf Wall is packed with people these day, which is freakin' awesome. As a community, we need to start upgrading all the fixed gear there regularly. It doesn't seem to take long to groove through a carabiner there. If you see a worn carabiner and you can contribute a fresh one, please do. This will keep Golf Wall fun and safe for everyone. Let's not be a statistic and have a grooved carabiner cut one of our ropes in half. Oct 21, 2012
Luke Mehall
Durango, Colorado
Luke Mehall   Durango, Colorado
It looks like all the first bolts that have fixed draws are going to be upgraded to have steel biners, which should solve the issue of people having to frequently replace these with their own aluminum biners. Dave and Lauren Heerschap have been installing these. These two dedicate a serious amount of love and time to keeping the hardware at the Golf Wall safe. We were able to purchase these biners from the Rock Lounge and recently raised $200 for the purchase from a slideshow held there. Thanks to Ian Allison for his role in that and to Keeton Disser for getting the steel biners. Currently 3 Roofs, Par Six, and Master's Leftover has been upgraded thus far. Additionally the ASCA has helped out by donating some hardware and old, rusty bolts are being replaced as well. Word! Jan 12, 2013
Someone left a jacket lying in a bush, we grabbed it and set it by the stairs so it wouldn't blow away. Looked like it belonged to a young lady. Jun 8, 2013
Northern, NM
CJ K   Northern, NM
I don't know if I was blind to the fact that there were stairs at Golf Wall in previous years... but I don't think that is the case. So, I would like to thank whoever contributed to the trail upgrades, installed the stairs, and added the newer permadraws. Thanks! Golf Wall is looking awesome! Aug 9, 2013
Jason Bernz
Kittery, ME
Jason Bernz   Kittery, ME
Hello, if anyone finds a black Panasonic Lumix digital camera, please call me. jason bernz at 9142998717. Nov 20, 2013
Left a Grigri and ATC under Masters yesterday, and it's not there today, please contact me if you picked this up. May 21, 2017
I picked up some shoes that were left here for a couple days. Let me know what kind, and I'll return them to ya. Oct 22, 2017
I heard a rumor that people are drilling/manufacturing holds at this crag now? Is this true? That should not happen here - hopefully it's false. Feb 8, 2018
Case, you are multiple years late to the news, this happened in the past. It has been resolved by the local community. Feb 8, 2018
I confirmed with my friend that he witnessed and talked to local climbers that were chipping holds here last last fall.... Mar 9, 2018
Case, the last hold to my knowledge that was chipped was a 3 finger pocket on a 5.13d on the left side of the cave 4 years ago. The last holds modified before that were back in the '90s on one of the 5.12+/5.13- routes on the right side of the cave, and Bert and Ernie's Tourney has a chipped pocket in the last boulder problem. I can't think of any others. Do you know the specific route they are referencing? I get on every pitch at Golf Wall at least once a season and have not noticed anything feel different this year. Mar 9, 2018
Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
Case, could you be more specific to what route was chipped? I've climbed at the GWall every month of the year for years. I've literally climbed on about every pitch there. The chips are the ones in Nolan's comment. Go and actually climb at the cliff, and find out for yourself. Mar 11, 2018
I have been climbing at this crag for 16 years. People were chipping on what I believe was a new project which is likely harder than I climb. My friend asked people who were drilling pockets - are you manufacturing holds. Response - "No one will ever be able to do that move". That is all the info I have - I was simply trying to confirm if that is the way things are going these days. IMHO that is a bad practice. Hopefully I can get up there soon - been travelling. Mar 12, 2018

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