Elevation: 6,284 ft
GPS: 39.771, -105.206 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Apr 14, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

The Quarry Wall is a little-known trad climbing area located just east of the main North Table Mountain cliffs. Much of the development has been done by locals Jimmy Menendez, Hank Caylor, and Wayne Crill. The cliff has a handful of short routes of all grades, and three "showcase" longer routes on the main cliff -- all of which are excellent.

Although the rock can be flaky and dirty (primarily due to lack of traffic), and the ambiance is tainted by the constant buzz of the Coors Brewing Company, the wall offers an easy approach and sheltered, south-facing rock, making it a good winter destination. Also, it provides a rare opportunity to do some pretty sustained jamming close to Denver/Boulder. The rock seems to be columnar basalt.

Getting There

From Washington Avenue (Golden's Main Street), take 10th Street east. On your right you will pass the Coors complex. 10th turns into 44th, and parallels CO Hwy 58. After a mile, you'll go under CO 58; take an immediate left hand turn and follow the hairpin turn back west until it dead-ends at a T-intersection. To your left is an on ramp to CO 58 W, to your right is Easley Way. Park on the righthand corner at a large gravel lot.

Looking up from the parking past a few houses, you'll see the wall (and even the climb Bone Crusher) clearly. Hike towards the on ramp and follow a very good trail much further west than you think you want to go. This trail skirts underneath terraced road cuts on the slope above. Eventually the trail will wind back north between the mesas.... Keep your eyes peeled for a very well-traveled trail that splits off to the right (the junction is cairned). Follow this back east again, now above the terraces, until you are directly below the main wall.

There are three lines here: The left is Frank's Wild Years (5.11-), the middle is Silver Bullet (5.12-), and the right is Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher (5.12). Further to the right are the shorter climbs, and easy access to the top for setting up top ropes.

L->R:

West of the Quarry

Koolaid, 10, 1p, 75', gear.
Crap Crags, 8, 1p, 60', gear.

Quarry
A. Shark Jaw, 7, 1p, 90', gear.
B. Sharkcicle, 10-, 1p, 90', gear.
CD. Frank's Tame Years, 11-, 1p, 80', gear.
D. Frank's Wild Years, 11, 1p, 80', gear.
DE1. One Night, 13, 1p, 70', bolts & gear.
E1. Banquet, 12, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
E2. Silver Bullet, 11+, 1p, 80', gear.
F. Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher, 12, 1p, 80', gear.
G. Kleptocracy, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts.
H. Elephantiasis, 12+, 1p, 85', bolts.
I. Depression , 10-, 1p, 65', gear & 1 bolt.
JK. Recession 2016, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
K. Recession Arete, 11+, 1p, 65', bolts.
L. Eastern Heart, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. ??, 10+, 1p, 40', gear.
N. Tough Love, 12, 1p, 40', 2 nuts in situ & gear.
O. Marry Me, Becky, 10, 1p, gear.
P. The Crill-Menendez, 12, 1p, gear & bolts?
Q?. Stimulus, 12, 1p, bolts.
R. The Gnome, 12, 1p.
S. The Gnome, 12 R, 1p, 40', gear.
T. The Short Tour, 10-, 1p, 40', gear.
U. The Bowels, 8-, 1p, 40', gear.
V. Offwidth Bulge, 9 (+++), 1p, 30', gear or TR.
W. Warm Up Crack, 8, 1p, 30', gear.
X. The Mummy, 8+, 1p, 30', gear & bolts.

East Quarry - to the right.

Dogs

According to a Jefferson County Open Space ranger, dogs in the Jefferson County Open Space (including here) should be on leashes.

Rattlesnake Alert!

There was a baby rattlesnake living in the crack near the top of a route here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Quarry Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 8
The Whale
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Offwidth Bulge
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Marry Me, Becky
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 89
The Short Tour
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Sharkcicle
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 58
Frank's Tame Years
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 79
Frank's Wild Years
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 64
Silver Bullet
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 26
Recession Arete
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Recession 2016
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 82
Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Stimulus
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 15
Kleptocracy
Sport
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 5
Elephantiasis
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
One Night
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Whale
 8
V2 5+ Boulder
Offwidth Bulge
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Marry Me, Becky
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Short Tour
 89
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sharkcicle
 31
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Frank's Tame Years
 58
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Frank's Wild Years
 79
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Silver Bullet
 64
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Recession Arete
 26
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Recession 2016
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bone Collector aka Bone Cru…
 82
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Stimulus
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Kleptocracy
 15
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Elephantiasis
 5
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
One Night
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Trad
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