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Scolex, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 7,573 ft
GPS: 39.209, -107.234 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: John VanNostrand Jr on Jul 2, 2015
Admins: Jason Smith, Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The Elemental wall is similar to other Redstein area rock. ItÂ’s composed of red sandstone with cobbles. The wall is a short hike in from the road and offers a diversity of grades. There is potential for a lot more routes in this zone. It has potential for a convenient after work crag.

Climbs include diverse features including cracks, chimneys, overhanging jugs, cobbles, and sloppers. The wall gets a lot of morning sun. The views of Mt. Sopris and the Crystal River Valley are excellent.

Getting There

From City Market Parking Lot in Carbondale, CO, drive towards Redstone, CO south on CO Hwy 133. There will be a large gully on the right at mile 13.6. This is the approach gully. Make your way up the gully for about 5 minutes. Keep an eye on the left for cairns that lead into the woods.

A trail leads up and left to the Finstein Boulder. The Finestein Boulder, has almost a dozen well chalked problems. Continue to the right of the boulder up steep, dirt slope to trail that leads left through the woods. The approach after the boulder generally follows the base of the cliff band.

The Elemental Wall is defined by a couple dihedral system that lead up to a large roof. To the left of the wall is a tower that looks like The Cobra (did) in the Fischer Towers. The approach is about 10 minutes from the road once you know it.

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Julius Grisette
Carbondale
Julius Grisette   Carbondale
Thanks, BJ! Going up there to check it out now. Oct 14, 2017
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
Bam! This is the latest I had from Jeff Jackson before he left town. Some of the problems are quite tall.

1) V0 - far left. Several slab problems. TR off a bolt with a tree backup. Great for kids.
2) Angleheimer, V2 - start on two protruding cobbles and and move left. Match sloper, and head up.
3) Blochstein, V4 - start matched on obvious chest-level block. Move straight up.
4) Variation, V5 - start matched on block, and exit Angleheimer.
5) Winestein, V8 - stand up start to the obvious arete. The sit down is undone/untried.
6) Finkelstein, V10 - highball (20+ feet) through the center of the boulder. Climb through the two obvious pockets. TR. Has not been soloed yet.
7) Full Finestein, V8 - sitdown. Start matched on the nice gray edge. Traverse right into the Finestein, and finish up. 30 feet. Has been soloed.
8) Finestein, V6 - start off the first terrace and climb up, then right. 30 feet. Has been soloed.
9) Supstein, V1 - the rightmost route. Grab the obvious cobble, make one hard move then climb straight up. 30 ft. Has been soloed. Oct 12, 2017
Julius Grisette
Carbondale
Julius Grisette   Carbondale
Anyone have a list of problems on the boulder? Oct 12, 2017

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