Elevation: 9,245 ft
GPS: 39.262, -105.095 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sarah Meiser on May 8, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details

Description

Passageway Wall is one of a group of crags that make up Sawblade Ridge. It offers half a dozen or so well-bolted climbs in the 5.10 - 5.12 range and gets good morning sun.

Getting There

Access is via the main Fire Tower Lookout Trail. Follow the trail past the first major switchback (over the bridge), and continue for another quarter mile. Look for a minor trail breaking off left at a switchback where the main trail takes a turn to the south. It is fairly obvious if you’re paying attention. This is approximately 0.4 miles from the parking lot.

The climber's trail continues east with some minor ups and downs but never gains or loses much elevation. It’s fairly easy to follow and is marked with numerous cairns. After half a mile or so, you’ll come to a cairned trail junction. This junction is also obvious if you’re looking for it. Take the right fork, and follow the well-marked trail uphill and then through an interesting passageway formed by some large boulders. When you emerge on the other side, you’ll see the bolts on Passageway Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Passageway Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Passin' Right on Through
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Rite of Passage
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Smart Like Tractor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Modern Art
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Passin' Right on Through
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rite of Passage
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Smart Like Tractor
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Modern Art
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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