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Ame's Way S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black and Tan S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Can't Touch This S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Contortionist S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Crystal Cruise S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crystal Squeeze S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dangler S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dreams of Ambition S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
High Motivation S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rock Cobbler S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rocksteady T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Shark Skin Leisure Suit S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Skylight Arete S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whip or Will S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Whipping Post S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 37.924, -107.766 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matthew Ver Eecke on Jun 7, 2007 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is a great group of climbs just east of Bridal Veil Falls. It has some of the best views of the valley that can be had in Telluride. Accessible in mid-spring to fall time, the road is closed in that winter, but climbing here then wouldn't be ideal anyways. It can snow in any month of the year, so be careful and have a quick excape plan always. There is not a lot of action in terms of climbing, but the road can be practically overrun by tourist in the festival season.
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Getting There

Follow CO 145 through Telluride and out the east end of town. The road will turn to dirt about 1.5 miles outside of town at the Idarado Mine. Follow the dirst road switchbacking for about 2 miles. A highclearance vehicle is ideal. Park two stichbacks above the bottom of the falls in a small, but prominent turn out. Cross the large stream on the bridge leading away from the falls and follow the trail along the cliff face to the climbs. If you can not drive the road, park at the bottom of the road and hike to the turnout and crag.

Per chris berdoulay: Drive or hike until you are at the switchback at the base of the falls. Continue hiking to the next switchback (where it turns back toward the falls). Continue straight through the switchback (hiking away from the falls), over a bridge and toward an old mine. If you find yourself looking over the falls you've gone to far. The wall is past the mine.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pipeline Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rock Cobbler
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ame's Way
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Skylight Arete
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rocksteady
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Contortionist
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
High Motivation
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Whipping Post
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rock Cobbler
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ame's Way
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Skylight Arete
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Rocksteady
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Contortionist
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
High Motivation
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Whipping Post
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
Might be a bit late for you, but the actual hike is maybe 20 min if you can drive all the way up. Aug 11, 2015
dahigdon
phoenix, Az
dahigdon   phoenix, Az
Anybody know how long of a hike it is to the routes..? In either time or distance? My girlfriend and I will be passing through and I was wondering if this was something we could hike out to and climb a route rather quickly... say in an hour or two....

Thanks! Jul 19, 2015
Does anyone have any beta on the sport routes above and below? the via's Main Event? I've seen at least a few routes above and was told there were a couple multipitch sport routes leading up the face to the via... grades?? Oct 10, 2014
I think the directions are a little off. Drive or hike until you are at the switchback at the base of the falls. Continue hiking to the next switchback (where it turns back toward the falls). Continue straight through the switchback (hiking away from the falls), over a bridge and toward an old mine. If you find yourself looking over the falls you've gone to far. The wall is past the mine. Aug 16, 2010

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