Elevation: 8,907 ft
GPS: 39.254, -105.091 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Carrington on Aug 22, 2015 with improvements by Hansen Wendlandt and 1 other
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures Details

Description

Recovery Wall is high quality, South Platte, red granite. The nature of the climbing varies widely from crimpy and balancy to wide chimney. There are about 30 new climbs on this wall with about half of them being 2 pitches. There are also a handful of trad climbs here from 5.5 to 5.11. The wall faces southeast, so it receives morning sun and afternoon shade. The wall also has many large shade trees in front of it.

Recovery Wall is in the falcon closure area and is off limits to climbing from March 1 to July 31.

Getting There

Going south down Rampart Range Road, continue past mile marker 13. The mile markers are hard to see, so pay close attention. Take a left on FR 502 about a quarter mile past mile marker 13. At first, the road is in the trees. When the road opens up to a large meadow with a pullout and primitive camping on the right, you will be able to see Recovery Wall in front of you.

The wall has a giant crack in the middle of the wall that arches left and looks like a backwards letter "F". Continue on the dirt road through the meadow back into the trees and in a few hundred feet there will be a primitive campsite on the left with a sign for parking and camping.

Make sure you do not block the entrance to the campsite, I have suffered the redneck, scooter trash consequences from just parking in the area and not blocking the road.

To get to the crag from the campsite, the trail goes northwest from the campsite (there is also a trail that goes almost directly west out of the campsite, it's just steeper). The trail has cairns the whole way. The trail goes up to a cave with a large rock overhang where you meet the lower end of the wall. Head north from here following the wall. It's about a 20 minute hike uphill the whole way.

20 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Recovery Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 3
AF
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
When It All Comes Crashing Down
Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Procrastinator
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Liquid Courage
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Ya Lives
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
The Second Step
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Sex Face
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
AF
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
When It All Comes Crashing…
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Procrastinator
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Liquid Courage
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ya Lives
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Second Step
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Sex Face
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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Routes Mostly Face: East · Southeast
Sunny Roughly 6am to 2pm during high season
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