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Routes in Rose Bud Wall

Big Medicine S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dwight's White Christmas (a.k.a. The Brit Route) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Firewater S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Six Little Indians S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spinal Tap S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sweat Lodge S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wounded Knee S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Description

The upper wall with only seven routes. Warm up area for those strong enough for the Big Horn Wall. Shade is always prevalent. Killer Bees on the left, don't get swarmed. If anyone gets stung, run far and fast. Bees inject you with a pheremone that marks you as a target for the rest of the bees to attack.

Getting There

The walls are visible from the Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area parking lot, however, the approach is a longer hike than it appears. The approach is a bit convoluted in order to protect the delicate environment located just beyond the artificial grass lawn, 1000 square foot brick restroom facility, and concrete and pavement parking lot.

From the self-service pay station, follow the concrete path SE toward the falls for about 30 yds, where a well-defined dirt path signed for the top of the waterfall branches off and up to the right. Ascend laboriously up the steep winding trail for a few minutes until it flattens out. After the trail levels out, the trail bends to the west, where a faint climber's trail diverges to the right. Take this faint trail over towards the wall. After ~20 yds you'll be looking across and down at the Rosebud Wall and Big Horn Wall. From here, there are two possible downclimbs to reach the cliff--one is 4th class (not recommended) and the other is a second-class trail down.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rose Bud Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 20
Wounded Knee
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Firewater
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Sweat Lodge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wounded Knee
 20
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Firewater
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sweat Lodge
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
The bees seem to be most active when its warm out. If you want to climb on this wall, the bees are less active on the coldest days. Alternatively, even on warm days, the bees are less active in the am before it warms up too much, and in the late afternoon. Nov 11, 2007

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