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Elevation: 10,000 ft 3,048 m
GPS: 39.0055, -108.2005
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Shared By: Alex Garhart on Nov 8, 2012
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Paleosol 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
 10
Hooose
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Diagenesis
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
German on 2nd
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Babies Have Rabies
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Brown Chicken Brown Cow
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 4
Paleoflow
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Get Crazy With the Cheese Wiz
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Flat Rock Flight
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Mass Wasting
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Mass Extinction
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Ft Mac Gravy Train
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 10
Jungle Gym
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Vesicle Joyride
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Punctuated Equilibrium
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Ultramafic
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hooose
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Diagenesis
 10
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
German on 2nd
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Babies Have Rabies
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Brown Chicken Brown Cow
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Paleoflow
 4
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Get Crazy With the Cheese Wiz
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Flat Rock Flight
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mass Wasting
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mass Extinction
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ft Mac Gravy Train
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Jungle Gym
 10
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Vesicle Joyride
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Punctuated Equilibrium
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ultramafic
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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