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Routes in Vulture Walls

Blanket of Secrecy S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pay Attention S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pay Homage S,TR 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Reaper, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Regulation 9 aka Left of Scandinavian Dreams S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Scandanavian Dreams S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Too Easy T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Vulture Club T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Vulture Culture T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, TR
FA: TR T. Hanson. 1986, bolted & led T. Hanson, 1989
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Shared By: Tom Hanson on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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After a fun and bouldery start, this route gives way to steep crimping to the final little roof. A long time Castlewood local, Mike Lane compares it to Heavy Weather at Shelf Road, only better.


This is in the middle of a west-facing wall immediately south of the giant Vulture Walls roof.


8 bolts to the anchors.


two chains
Fucken Zion
two chains   Fucken Zion
/\Someone's got pussy hands. /\ Apr 22, 2017
Jack Sparrow
denver, co
Jack Sparrow   denver, co
This is the first route I climbed at crumblewood, and it was so sharp it took away from the moves. Maybe if the rock was at all quality this climb could be good. For now it's sharp as shit and super crumbly. If this is the best crumblewood has to offer, then I've seen enough. The bouldering though is fantastic. May 28, 2013
Chris Cavallaro
Chris Cavallaro  
David, I used the horrible sidepull/crimp for my left hand and the slick cobble for my right. There is a good right foot and then a toss gets it done. Good luck! Sep 15, 2009
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
This route is such an elegant line, a gem in Castlewood. I am looking for some shameful beta on the start. Do most people deadpoint the good hole from the slick cobble or use the horrible crimp above the cobble to get your feet up? I ask since I have linked everything else on this route except for the bottom and this will be a proud redpoint for me. Shameful request? Yes! Sep 14, 2009
Denver, CO
aBove   Denver, CO
Sick the whole doesn't stop being hard. Sep 16, 2007
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
Excellent addition. Pay Homage may be the best route of its grade at CWC. It is hard right off the deck gunning for a good pocket with a huge reach and very dicey feet. Subsequently, the route turns into micro-crimping unlike most CWC routes. Great line. Sep 13, 2001