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Anthrax S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Bolter Problem, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Carnivore S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Dixie Fury T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Elastic Rebound Theory S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pagan Roof S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Path to Extinction S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Perplexus S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pteranodon S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Slabsters Direct S,TR 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Slabsters Lament S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Snag, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Spitter S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Stark Whining S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Terrorist S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Thratcher S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13
Top That T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Top That Direct S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Toxic Shock S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Whining, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Steep, small and secluded, the Hidden Wall offers some real gems. Most routes are 5.10 or harder and bolted.

Getting There

Park at the Sparrow Springs visitor center, fill out a permit and then take the Crowder's Trail back toward Freedom Mill Road. Cross Freedom Mill and follow signs for the rock top trail. After the rock top trail turns right and splits off from the Crowder's trail, follow the faint trail between the yellow sign and the red sign. Soon the trail will make a hard left and you will see the beginning of the cliffline. Continue down the trail until you see the main cliff on the left with most of the sport climbs. High step up onto the trail and it will deposit you right below top that direct, elastic rebound theory and the whining.

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Ben Griffin
Durango, CO
Ben Griffin   Durango, CO
Why are there so many pg13 and R rated climbs out there? Or what makes so many of the routes pg13 or R rated? I usually imagine large run outs between protection with ground fall potential or hitting a ledge. Bad bolts or spicey gear? Dec 23, 2014
Chris Little
Albuquerque N.M.
Chris Little   Albuquerque N.M.
I have a good Hidden Wall story. A bunch of us were sitting at the table in The Mitey Gus's apartment. He was telling us about going up the trail to the Hidden Wall. (The usual method was to drop off everybody and the packs at the side of the road, just a short walk from the wall. The driver would park the vehicle and walk the long trail back, un-encumbered by a heavy pack.) Gus had parked his old Oldsmobile after dropping off the others, and was going up the trail. It was a fine spring morning, and he was so happy to be going to The Hidden Wall. Being unable to resist the enchantment of the season, he started to skip. He skipped around a bend in the trail, and to his horror saw a young couple sitting on a bench, their heads turned to the approaching sound of Gus's car keys. From their prospective, around the bend came the lovely sight of Gus Glitch; clad in naught but his most stylish lycras and his tattoos, a halo of spring mist around his mullet. His car keys jangled a merry minuet. For a split second, Gus panicked. But keeping his cool, he just skipped down the trail out of sight. No doubt the young lovers turned to each other in awe, knowing they had joined the rare group of people who had seen space aliens, Yetis, unicorns, or in this case, The Mitey Gus Glitch. Scott really told us this story. No telling what you will see there. Jul 27, 2017

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