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Routes in Weston Pass-(Weston Wall)

Blocks and Locks T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chips and Salsa T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Falcon Derby S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flakes and Horns T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jams and Jugs T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Knobs and Nubbins T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Seams and Smears T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 10,700 ft
GPS: 39.173, -106.296 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Drew Spaulding on Mar 5, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Getting There

The Weston Wall is located 6 miles up Weston Pass from US Highway 24 (Leadville side...). The wall is up the aspen and sage slope (about 10 minute hike) on the left side of the road.

Description

The Weston Wall is a South-facing crag between 10,700'-11,000'. It is a beautiful setting for all day climbing spring-fall. There are 6 new routes on white granite with diorite knobs scattered about. It is very similar to the granite on Independence Pass. There are a few potato chip flakes here and there, but it is cleaning up quite nicely. The routes follow flake, seam, and crack systems, so plan on placing some gear. All routes required some bolts for protection. There are fixed anchors and each route's end.

Routes are listed from left to right:

A. Jams and Jugs, 5.10d, 20m, gear & bolts.
B. Flakes and Horns, 5.10a, 20m, bolts & sling.
C. Blocks and Locks, 5.10b, 34m, bolts & gear.
D. Chips and Salsa, 5.11d, 35m, bolts & gear.
E. Seams and Smears, 11-, 34m, bolts & gear.
F. Knobs and Nubbins, 10-, 33m, gear & bolts.
G. Falcon Derby, 5.10a, 20m, bolts.

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I was just up here this last weekend. I wasn't sure if there was any established climbing. Where is the Weston Wall precisely? I was checking out a wall that is about a quarter mile up the mouth of the canyon. So about 4.5 miles from Highway 24. Any information gladly appreciated. Jun 3, 2013
Drew Spaulding
Boulder, CO
Drew Spaulding   Boulder, CO
Thanks, Dougald! I've also seen the falcons on the upper left side... I haven't talked to many people that have found these routes.... Great to hear you enjoyed! I had a lot of fun putting these pitches up, mostly solo...(close to my house and lack of partners in the area). Have fun! Jul 18, 2012
This cliff is a hidden gem. The four long routes are the prizes, but it's all fun. Avoid in spring and early summer because of nesting falcons on upper left side. It's also quite warm up there in full sun. Probably best in late summer and early fall. Jul 1, 2012

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