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Routes in Paleosol Wall

Aggressive Posturing T,S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Babies Have Rabies T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bioturbation T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Brown Chicken Brown Cow S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Day Old Mackerel S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Diagenesis S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flat Rock Flight T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ft Mac Gravy Train T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
German on 2nd T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Get Crazy With the Cheese Wiz T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hooose S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jungle Gym S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
KYBHT! T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mafic T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mass Extinction S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mass Wasting S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
My Favorite Human S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Night Watchman T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Open Project TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Paleoflow T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Paleomagnetism T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Paleosol T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pull the Trigger T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Punctuated Equilibrium S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Roof Pendant T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Technicon Man S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Topographic Reversal T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ultramafic S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vesicle Joyride S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Xenolith T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elevation: 10,000 ft
GPS: 39.006, -108.201 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Alex Garhart on Nov 8, 2012
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Paleosol Wall is a ~50 foot tall, south-facing buttress that houses a handful of great roof cracks, mixed routes, and sport climbs. The rock is high quality, clean basalt that is occasionally blank and sometimes heavily pocketed.

Getting There

From the "Y" at the top of Land's End Road, continue 1.9 miles south and park on the side of the road near a lone, bushy pine tree on the cliff edge. Approach the tree on "looker's" left, scramble down to the cliff edge passing a couple of large boulders, and locate one of two large cairns marking the anchors for Topographic Reversal and Roof Pendant. There are thread throughs on boulders above both anchors to ease access. The Roof Pendant anchors are a little friendlier to access (cairn on looker's left).

To get back to the car, you can walk out to the east passing a loose gully in the paleosol and heading up through a class 3 weakness to the rim.

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Forrest,
Most of the routes here should be climbed ground up. The access from above is loose and dangerous for people above and below the anchor. The Beyond Civilization area is a good location for easy toprope access.
Alex Feb 27, 2016
It looks like a lot of these routes could be top roped, anyone know if that's possible? Feb 18, 2016
We found a black and silver Timex below Roof Pendant. PM me and I'll get it back to you. Sep 3, 2013

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