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Old Folks' Wall

Wyoming > Vedauwoo
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

Old Folks' Wall is a small area, about 60 feet high, characterized by Sherman granite with a somewhat crunchy texture in places. The routes are mixed for the most part. A bench-like feature runs along the base, offering an athletic start to most of the routes. Tends to be sheltered from the wind and quite sunny most of the day. Rob Kelman suggests that no one under the age of fifty should climb here without seasoned adult supervision.

Getting There

Central Area: Drive down to the lower parking lot, hike the Turtle Rock Trail. Walk a furlong past Holy Saturday to where a 15-foot-high pile of rocks is sitting on the right side of the trail. Turn right at this, and meander up the same trail as for Jurassic Park, but just as you reach the trail's high point, turn to your left. You shouldn't need to be wearing bifocals to see the Old Folks Wall. Take the easiest approach next to the blocky buttress, squeezing your way around the big, flat boulder at the base of the wall. Drop your pack, take a breather.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
American Crawl
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1
Bulgaria
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
The Bunny
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
The Gelding Years
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 2
Ish Kabibble
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1
Squeaky Clean
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 2
Thriller
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
American Crawl
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bulgaria
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Bunny
 2
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
The Gelding Years
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ish Kabibble
 2
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Squeaky Clean
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Thriller
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport

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Turn left from just before the highest point of the trail into <b>Jurassic Park</b> to access the Old Folks Wall.
[Hide Photo] Turn left from just before the highest point of the trail into Jurassic Park to access the Old Folks Wall.
Area overview from due South on the asphalt section of Route 700.
[Hide Photo] Area overview from due South on the asphalt section of Route 700.
Turn left at this sign to get to the Wall.
[Hide Photo] Turn left at this sign to get to the Wall.