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Routes in Purgatory Wall

Font, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
No Philosophy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Prince Of Liars S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
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Elevation: 4,546 ft
GPS: 34.412, -117.856 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 2, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description [Suggest Change]

Purgatory wall is the north-facing wall directly behind the far-left side of VD wall. It is home to several routes in the 5.10 to 5.11 range, including an old traditional-bolted 5.10. An interesting face comprised of slab and aggregate, and featuring the holes and “waves” common to the area, Purgatory is a beautiful wall but I’m sad to say I was not able to find any bolts. So unlike other walls in DPB, I was not able to locate any routes. I would appreciate any input from climbers who are familiar with this wall.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

From the main trail that leads down from the parking lot to the creek, follow the creek to the east (left) downstream until there is no longer a hillside on your right. Find the trail heading south into the small valley. Continue past the ridge that defines VD wall. Head uphill to the right (behind VD wall) to reach the base of the Purgatory wall, on your left. Allow about 5 minutes hiking from where main trail hits the creek.

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Chad Parker
Ventura, California
Chad Parker   Ventura, California
In order from left to right... No Pilosophy (new bolts) 2 pitches, The Font 5.11, Prince Of Liars 5.11c/d. Walk up the gully all the routes start on a large ledge above a chimney. All bolted. Feb 7, 2016

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