Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 37.924, -107.766 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 44,182 total · 254/month
Shared By: Matthew Ver Eecke on Jun 7, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Open with restrictions - Private Property Details

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.

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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
Ame's Way
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Rock Cobbler
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Blackbeard’s Gold
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Skylight Arete
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Crystal Cruise
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Calypso
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Queen Anne’s Revenge
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Rocksteady
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Contortionist
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Real Tomato Ketchup
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
High Motivation
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Shark Skin Leisure Suit
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 12
Underground Railroad
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ame's Way
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Rock Cobbler
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Blackbeard’s Gold
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Skylight Arete
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Crystal Cruise
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Calypso
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Queen Anne’s Revenge
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rocksteady
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Contortionist
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Real Tomato Ketchup
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
High Motivation
 15
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Shark Skin Leisure Suit
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Underground Railroad
 12
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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