Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 40.575, -111.708 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ryan Brough on Jun 27, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

The Purple Wall sports several bolted routes on juggy, overhanging quartz monzonite. The area's name is likely derived from the unique purple varnish in sections of the rock. The wall is east-facing and is in the shade after 2pm or so. Rock quality is good, but are still cleaning up. There are some sections of rotten rock, but nothing serious. A gentle breeze picked up once the sun went down. Routes are well protected and most bolts clip from good stances. Worth the hike considering the seclusion and great weather on a hot summer afternoon.

Here are the routes listed in order from left to right:

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Main Wall:
North Wall:

Getting There

Look for a lone pine tree between the two "Maybird Avalanche Area" signs. Here, a rock cairn marks the beginning of the trail. Follow the established trail to a rock-filled gulch. A series of rock cairns lead to the remnants of two stone huts. Look left and the Purple Wall will stare right back at you. Plan on moderate hiking of about 20-25 minutes.

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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