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7. F.Y. (Forever Young) Wall

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After The Gold Rush  T,S 
Comes A Time T,S 
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere T,S 
Four Strong Winds T,S 
Journey Through The Past T,S 

7. F.Y. (Forever Young) Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,500'
Location: 39.0726, -106.4513 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Apr 16, 2013
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This section of Monitor Rock has been waiting to be tapped for years.... There is a little evidence of a previous "old school" ascent up one of the obvious crack systems (old pin found...), but, since 2011, we have established four 3-pitch routes up this beautiful plaque.... All 4 of these routes require gear placements and follow some very natural features. The rock was very high quality with very little cleaning needed! ...except for, of course, the typical lichen that graces the walls of the Monitor and the occasionally perched blocks that needed to be trundled. The name of the wall, although probably first assumed, was not inspired by Bob Dylan but rather the other timeless poet, Neil Young....


A. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 10, 2p, 280', bolts & gear.
B. Journey Through The Past, 10, 3p, 300', gear & bolts.
C. After The Gold Rush , 11, 3p, 300', gear & bolts.
D. Four Strong Winds, 11, 3p, 300', gear & bolts.
E. Comes A Time, 11+, 3p, 300', pins, gear, & bolts.

Getting There 

The F.Y. Wall is the heart-shaped plaque to the left of the route Slings and Arrows. The first pitches of all these routes are a little scrappy or ledgy before gaining the very high quality pitches above. Hike up passed the "Endless Wall" to find the start of these routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By Drew Spaulding
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 29, 2017
It's hard to believe that no one has checked out these new routes yet... Super fun zone on the Monitor!
By nate post
From: Silverthorne
May 14, 2017
Finally got up the FY wall. The 2nd two pitches were great! Solid rock, just needs some traffic on it to help clean the lichen off. Can't wait to get back and climb the other routes. It doesn't look like many people have been on these routes yet. Thanks for the work putting these in, Drew.
By Drew Spaulding
From: Boulder, CO
May 18, 2017
Awesome, Nate! Journey Through the Past was the 1st line that went up.... We originally bolted the 2nd pitch but later decided to use all the natural placements. The 3rd pitch is pretty wild! Yeah, we need to have an F. Y. Wall party soon! 10 climbers equipped with brushes. Seriously! I want to have a day where we have 5 parties on all 5 routes at the same time... music, cameras, action, wire brushes, beer, barbeque, and camping. You should PM me your number so I can let you know... or so we can try to climb sometime. I live in Louisville and only make it up to Leadville every other week... hopefully more this summer.

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