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5. Iron Side Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.0726, -106.4513 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DavidHH on Aug 23, 2007


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Iron Side Wall is a great wall just up the trail from the Boulder Wall. Follow the directions to the Boulder Wall. Baby Doe is the first route on this wall and it's just past the right-facing dihedral. Baby Doe is the only route that starts from below. The rest of the routes start uphill just past the little tree (it's the only one there). There is something for beginners and the advanced as the routes go.


A. Climax, 11+, 1p, 40', bolts..
B. The Purist, 11.
C. Black Cloud, 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Glory Hole, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Twin Flakes, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Last Chance, 11, 1p, 125', bolts.
G. Prospector, 10-, 1p, bolts.
H. One Thin Line, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
I. Molly Brown, 11+, 1p, 70', bolts.
J. Red Dawn, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
K. Spin Drift, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
L. Silver Dollar, 10+, 1p, 70', bolts.
M. Baby Doe, 8, 1p, bolts.

Getting There 

This area is located to the left of Boulder Wall, which is to the left of Trailhead Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 5. Iron Side Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5. Iron Side Wall:
Prospector   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
One Thin Line   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Glory Hole   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Taken 08-07-04.

Prospector 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Independence Pass : ... : 5. Iron Side Wall
Prospector is located near the middle of the Ironside wall, not far past the large boulders on the trail. Start below the distinctive triangular overhang.Scamper up to the first bolt, then get established at the lip of the overhang to make the second clip. Crank up and over the lip, then past five more bolts to the anchors. Large handholds throughout. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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