Elevation: 6,569 ft
GPS: 39.676, -107.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lynn S on Nov 14, 2017
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Burro Wall is a south-facing and sunny limestone cliff sitting several hundred feet above Main Elk Creek. As you drive into the Main Elk area, you see a large cliff arcing across the hillside just above the Clinetop Road. The Burro Wall is the lower end of this band.

Full disclosure: starts here can feel chossy, but bolting is friendly, and the upper 3/4 of the routes are on excellent limestone. The routes are 20 to 35 meters in length and range from 5.10 to mid-5.12.

The cliff is named for the burro living on the ranch below the cliff. It's braying serenade was heard daily as we developed the cliff.

Getting There

Park as for Main Elk Cliff, and walk up the main gravel road for approximately 1/2 mile. Look for a small cairn on the left that shows the access to a primitive trail through the oaks. If you pass a good-sized boulder on your left or hit a parking area on your right, turn around. The approach from off the road is about 20 minutes. If you lose the trail, just head towards the cliff as best you can. The routes start about 200 yards up from the very toe of the cliffband.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Burro Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Hollowed Ground
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Nothing Comes Between Me and My…
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Boxelder
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Sand People Cometh
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hollowed Ground
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Nothing Comes Between Me an…
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Boxelder
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sand People Cometh
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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