Elevation: 10,378 ft
GPS: 37.92, -107.776 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dane Casterson on Jun 25, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

These are a great couple of walls set above Telluride to the right of Bridal Veil Falls. All the rock is Telluride Conglomerate and is full of pockets. The rock quality was good for the most part with a bit of loose stuff in some areas. This area is only in the sun until about noon.

Getting There

To get there, drive east out of Telluride and start your odometer when the road turns to dirt. Drive 1.5 miles and park near a large boulder with a cable on the top of it. Make sure not to park right in front of the boulder, because it's private property. Hike to the right side of the boulder, cross the creek, and continue up to the walls ahead. It takes about thirty minutes. When I forded the creek, it came to about mid-thigh and was not too bad.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Falls Walls

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Family Values
Sport 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Darwin's Rib
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
How's My Driving
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
California Route
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Compassionate Conservative
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
The Nomad
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Gray Matter
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Eldorado
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
High Lonesome
Sport 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Heart of Gold
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 24
Fool's Gold
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Lobotomy
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Watermusic
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Ambrosia
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Hydropower
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Family Values Family Values
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 4 pitches
Darwin's Rib Main Wall
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
How's My Driving Main Wall
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
California Route Streaked Wall
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Compassionate Conservative Main Wall
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Nomad Streaked Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gray Matter Streaked Wall
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eldorado Streaked Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
High Lonesome Umbrella Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Heart of Gold Main Wall
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Fool's Gold Streaked Wall
 24
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lobotomy Main Wall
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Watermusic Streaked Wall
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ambrosia Streaked Wall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hydropower Streaked Wall
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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