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Routes in Election Wall

100% yourself T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Campaigner, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chota Boy T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Dangling Chad, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Emmanator T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Far Left, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Far Right T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Imagine T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
In and Out T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Spiderpig of the Desert T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Stairway to Heaven T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Two Party System T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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This is a sunny wall briefly described in the current guidebook. A few routes here and there, most look fairly moderate and somewhat short. An awesome looking climb on the left side plaqued "Imagine" (no rating) looks like it has an insane bouldery start to a stellar finger to hand crack. Has this been freed?

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Approach as for The Wall except take a right at the first major fork. Continue straight up canyon to a parking area and a well thought out trail that may be a little hard to find but worth it. (At least 75 cairns!)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Election Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Spiderpig of the Desert
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Chota Boy
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Stairway to Heaven
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Spiderpig of the Desert
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Chota Boy
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Stairway to Heaven
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
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"Imagine" has been climbed free. You start in the crack at the right, then work your way left (very difficult) to the main line. FA was done by Mark Hesse.

This wall is loaded with good moderate (10s and 11s) climbs. The great majority of climbs on this wall were put up by myself, Sam Crater, John Musso, and Ann Pinney. In the year 2000, only "Imagine" was established. We called the wall: "The Election" wall and most of the climbs have names related to politics. Most of the climbs end at about 25 to 30 meters, but several are longer including "Media Frenzy". It is hoped that the 2nd edition of David Bloom's guide will include more information on this wall. Nov 12, 2007
D Snyder
Virgin, Utah
D Snyder   Virgin, Utah
Interesting Nelson. We got the new guidebook the day after our first visit to 75 Cairns/Election Wall and I was wondering why the name was different. We only climbed three of the routes there but there seemed to be enough to go back for. The trail up was good too. I was glad I had replacement webbing for all the routes we did. Apr 4, 2009
Timmamok Murphy
Durango, CO
Timmamok Murphy   Durango, CO
I've heard this wall called the Cow Pie in the Sky before. I think it is a pretty fun spot away from the crowds. Oct 1, 2009
Dustin B
Dustin B   Steamboat
Don't miss chota boy and stairway to heaven, both stellar. Apr 25, 2010
Kevin Kent
Flagstaff, AZ
Kevin Kent   Flagstaff, AZ
A very cool wall! Almost every route needs chain though so consider bringing some.
The approach is quite nice and shorter than going to The Wall!

Does anyone know anything about the sweet fingercrack to the right of Spiderpig? looks fun and hard! Dec 1, 2014
Steven Lucarelli
Moab, UT
Steven Lucarelli   Moab, UT
Anyone know who put up the finger crack on the far right side of the wall? It was mostly tips (for me) and felt somewhere in the range of 12 to 12+. A stellar route by the way! Apr 5, 2017
are you talking about the one in almost black rock, maybe 100' right of spiderpig? that thing looks pretty cool, and hard. Apr 6, 2017

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