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Routes in Berlin Wall

Blitzkreig T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Checkpoint Bravo S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
East Germany S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Eastern Promises S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Fall of the Wall S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Interrogation S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Irrigation S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Walpurgisnacht S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Waterboarding S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Dan Levison & Bob Lagier
Page Views: 2,235 total, 13/month
Shared By: Dan Levison on May 31, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Interrogation is on the Berlin Wall, and starts just left and uphill from Blitzkrieg. Climb straight up steep and blocky rock; pull the roof (11c/d), step right and climb up to a good rest on the left (12a). Head up and right onto a steep layback corner/ramp.Layback for several feet; then make a series of very difficult moves up and hard right (12c) until the climbing eases off. Climb up easy rock clipping one last bolt before the anchors.

Location

On the Berlin Wall, it starts just left and uphill from Blitzkrieg.

Protection

10 bolts; 2 bolt anchor.

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Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
  5.12d
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
  5.12d
The top crux seemed contrived. The hard right out of the seam didn't make sense as leaving the seam is very difficult and exits the natural weakness that continues straight up. Good route though. Mar 10, 2014
Taylor Roy
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.12c
Taylor Roy   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.12c
One of the best sport routes I have done in Boulder Canyon. Watch out for a large loose vertical flake near the bolt before the anchor. Feb 8, 2009
Great route, give Dan credit for finding this hidden gem! Sep 9, 2008
Hint: You can rap into the anchors for this route from above and hang draws on it. This also shortens the approach a lot. Park at the Dream Canyon parking lot and head left and down the hill, avoiding the private property. There is a faint trail that you will find between the edge of the woods and the clearing, follow that thru a wooded gully formed by a spring (wet) and then follow the trail up a short hill. Keep following the trail past an old fire ring on your right, then look for a cairn on your right slightly down the hill from the fire ring (which was at the high point). From the cairn, head down the hill to the top of the Berlin Wall. You will find a modern two bolt rap anchor in the rock on your left. Beware the loose rock in this spot and the exposure, its a long ways down if you screw up. From the rap anchors, rap to the top of either Interrogation or East Germany. Either route is easily equipped by rapping from the anchors on the routes. In other words, once you rap down to the route anchors, clip in, pull your rope and rap again. 60m works for sure, don't know about a 50m.

Its much easily to approach and climb this way than going up the yucky gully from Boulder Creek to the base of the Berlin Wall.

Hope this helps Aug 9, 2005
Wow, this is actually a really good route -- sustained, complex, and varied climbing good rock. A long approach, but a [somewhat] of a hidden gem -- tough crux clip aside.... Aug 8, 2005