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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We found a black and silver Timex below Roof Pendant. PM me and I'll get it back to you. Sep 3, 2013
Forrest Shafer
Estes Park, CO
Forrest Shafer   Estes Park, CO
It looks like a lot of these routes could be top roped, anyone know if that's possible? Feb 18, 2016
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