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Routes in Drive In Wall

A-Wall T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Bride of Nemesis TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Lefty and Poncho T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Nemesis TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slot Machine T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spinal Tap T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stairway to Heaven T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 1,048 ft
GPS: 42.614, -91.563 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ash Burton on Nov 2, 2010 with updates from Josh Boyles
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Description

The Drive In Wall is the obvious cliff just off of the main road through the park. The wall is around 70' tall featuring a wide range of grades from 5.7 to 5.11. Some routes are top rope only but a couple of the cracks can be led on gear. Remember, bolting is not allowed in the park so don't do it!

Getting There

From the Six Pines campground drive down the park road to the first parking lot. The wall is South of the parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Drive In Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Stairway to Heaven
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Slot Machine
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 6
A-Wall
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stairway to Heaven
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Slot Machine
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
A-Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
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This wall is great, and one of my favorite places that I've climbed in Iowa. It's easy to get to, easy to get to the top, lots of good places to set Top-Rope anchors, and a great view on the entire wall! Jul 23, 2012
Parked outside the East gate (closed) on Saturday and walked to Drive-in Wall. Set up three top ropes and had a great time despite it being a bit cold. Will come back next time with longer static rope, which looks like would be helpful for a couple other routes. Apr 2, 2018

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