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Spasspartout S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

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The Vorbau is one of the shorter walls at Wenden, though some of the routes on the right-side do continue to the top of Reissend Nollen. The route Spasspartout is one of the few classic moderates at Wenden.

Getting There

From the parking, walk to the left (north) around the cattle ranch buildings through grass until you can gain the obvious rising, contouring trail. In the early season, you may encounter a small snowfield crossing. We were there in early July, and in the course of one week, this snowfield was gone.

Continue on the trail slightly past Reissend Nollen until you encounter a more permanent(?) snowfield. Walk straight uphill along the margin of the snowfield until a trail emerges again on the left. Follow this trail until it meets a powerful creek. Cross the creek (you may have to look around), and gain the ridge where a trail emerges yet again. Take time to locate this trail that starts faintly but becomes more obvious. After a little ways on the ridge, the trail will deposit you in a wet gully. Go up the gully, exit to the right and continue up the trail to a grassy knoll.

Once on the knoll, you will see the Ochsner bivy cave up and left. Stay right, and gain the slanting ledge system that will lead you up and left to the base of the wall. About and hour and a half in all.

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