Elevation: 8,600 ft
GPS: 41.258, -106.413 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dennis Horning on Jul 12, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Description

The Blue Marble Wall is the first story of the 4 Stories Rock. There are some 36 routes on this wall. They are 18 meters or less in length. All the climbs can be accessed from the via ferrata above on #2 ledge if one wants to set up a top rope. The via ferrata is best accessed from the right (west end of the wall). We suggest wearing a harness and clipping to the cable with 2 long draws when traversing the via ferrata. All the routes have ramhorn open coldshuts for top anchors and are represented in the topos as "66". Bolts may or may not be shown on the topos. For a more accurate weather forecast see link below.

The routes are numbered and depicted in 4 topo map forms from left to right. These schematics appear here as picture posts and will need enlarging to view. The numbered routes are also given their names and other data in written format presented as photos. NOAA gridpoint forecast

Getting There

Use the same approach as for the main area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Blue Marble Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 8
Pervert's Warm-up
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Premonition
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Double Bluff
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Yogi la Jara
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pervert's Warm-up
 8
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Premonition
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Double Bluff
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Yogi la Jara
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Mike Kubes
Fort Collins CO
Mike Kubes   Fort Collins CO
Nowhere else have I seen such idiotic bolting. Bolts range from Single chain links welded to washers, Two chain links bolted to the wall, mixture of PS and SS bolts & hangers, and various random crap. This excludes the open cold shunts at the top of every route. It seems very apparent that the developer had no clue what they were doing and that he/she was very cheep in the development of this area. Sep 2, 2018
Michael Friedrichs
Salt Lake City, UT
Michael Friedrichs   Salt Lake City, UT
I'm not even sure how to respond to this. The ram horn shuts at the top are awesome and have been thoroughly tested by Dennis. I observed the testing. None opened at less than 8000 pounds. I have climbed there a lot and never felt that any route was unsafe. And Dennis, besides being a mechanical and electrical engineer, has developed thousands of routes for decades. It is somewhat baffling to me that you find the bolting "idiotic." Guess you should just climb in Colorado. Sep 17, 2018
Chris Horton
St. George, UT / Encampment…
Chris Horton   St. George, UT / Encampment…
Thanks for commenting Michael Friedrichs. I've been biting my tongue for a couple weeks. I've been at this crag a lot lately and taken a good share of whippers and miraculously... I'm still alive! Dennis is a great guy and spent a ton of time and money (as did others I'm sure) on developing a crag in the middle of nowhere for all of us to safely enjoy. I climbed all 37 routes here the other day, it probably would have taken me two more hours if it were not for the ram horn anchors.

I've only even seen other people there once, they too were Coloradans, complaining about the grades and the variety of hardware. Sep 19, 2018