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Umbrella Wall

Colorado > Telluride/Norwo… > Falls Walls

Description

Umbrella Wall gets early morning sun and is in the shade for most of the day. There are several massive, unmistakable roofs. There is an orange/yellow wall with a large, triangular roof and a 20-30 foot wide black streak down the middle. There are 3 black streaks on the right side. It has good sport climbing on Telluride conglomerate in a great alpine setting. Umbrella Wall has a few gems, especially "High Lonesome". This is a great place to go when it has been wet or if there is rain in the forecast. Due to the large roofs, most of the wall stays dry except for seepage.

Per Paul Emrick: Bruce Eriksen & I put up all of the routes on the Umbrella Wall except for one (that was rap bolted from our anchors... grumble, grumble).

Getting There

While approaching via Falls Walls/Streaked Wall trail, there is a faint trail that breaks off on the right hand side while you are still down low and before the hiking gets steep (after crossing the river). Follow this trail traversing across three or four drainage ditches/gullies until you reach the Fallen Arches boulderfield. Hike up to the wall from the boulderfield.

You can also hike up to the main wall and traverse over (west) from the base of the main wall while hugging the cliff-line (a few sketchy, loose spots/gullies to cross).

Routes from Left to Right

5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
High Lonesome
Sport 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 1
Hyperspace
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Nahoramazda
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
High Lonesome
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Hyperspace
 1
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport 2 pitches
Nahoramazda
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport

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Umbrella Wall, Falls Walls, Telluride, CO.
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