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Routes in Circus Wall

Barnum Route, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Circus In My Pants S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Circus in the Wind S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Clowns Eat Kids S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
I Love the Big Top S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Les Rocks! S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lil Smokie Goes to the Circus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lucky Bozo S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shadows of Crowes S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Step Right This Way S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sucker Born Every Minute S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
You Gotta Play to Win S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 6,491 ft
GPS: 44.101, -107.289 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Sep 7, 2006 with updates
Admins: Mike Snyder

Description

Because of its North facing orientation, The Circus Wall is one of the few that sees shade all morning in the heat of the Summer. The sun finally hits it around 2 O'clock and is gone again around 4. There are two main sections, one hosting long routes and the other short and bulgy. You'll find routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.12+.

Must do routes include Circus In The Wind .11-, Circus In My Pants .12+, I Love The Big Top .9 on the taller wall and Sucker Born Every Minute .11d, The Barnum Route .12a and Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce .11b on the shorter bulging wall. For you bouldering sorts, Les Rocks! is a bolted V5 - with a sweet dyno!

Getting There

Located mid canyon. Best access from the 6th pullout (on the right). Walk downhill from the pullout and find the obvious trail. Great trail, with steps leads up to the Wall of Denial - check out the arctic chimney issuing freezing air!! Continue past the wall heading into the corridor, passing Raven Wall on the left and Ice Plant routes on the right. Meander through the rocks and up the small dirt slope into the old river bed. The first set of Circus routes are on the bulge to your right, a taller wall exists just beyond that.

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