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Aeolian Wall

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Aeolian Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Aeolian Wall is the unmistakable and massive diamond-shaped feature that comprises the entire right side of Mt. Wilson. Bounded on the left side by the prominent Resolution Arete and on the right side by Wind God Tower, this awesome wall terminates at the summit proper. The Aeolian Wall is the site of the "Original Route" on Mt. Wilson, the Aeolian Wall V 5.9 A3. Done by Joe Herbst and Larry Hamilton in 1975. For those curious about the name, an Aeolian is a harp that produces musical sounds when the wind blows across the strings. A resonant experience for many Red Rocks aficionados to be sure.

Getting There 

If you can't find the Aeolian Wall, perhaps you should consider climbing somewhere closer to the road.

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Weather station 1.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Aeolian Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aeolian Wall:
Gift of the Wind Gods   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches   
Resolution Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1     Trad, Aid, 24 pitches   
Inti Watana   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   
Woman of Mountain Dreams   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 17 pitches, 1700'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on Cactus Connection from Cactus Flow...

Cactus Connection 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Aeolian Wall
Cactus Connection is located on the far right side of the Aeolian Wall, about 100 feet below the notch between Cactus Flower Tower and Mt. Wilson. It is the rightmost route on Mt. Wilson. As the name implies, it's a spectacular finish to any summit route on Cactus Flower Tower. The crux second pitch is superb and easily makes this route worth doing.From the summit of Cactus Flower Tower scramble and downclimb to the notch between CFT and Mt. Wilson. The final move involves a leap across a chasm ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aeolian Wall as an ice climb.
Aeolian Wall as an ice climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Aeolian wall
View of the Aeolian wall
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By Serge Smirnov
Oct 6, 2015
Finding the wall visually is easy, but finding the approach trail takes some skill. I found the book's description misleading where it says "the first gully you see on the right".. The correct gully turned out to be the second one.
By Flavaflav
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 7, 2016
On our FA of Dream of Wild Cheeseburgers, we removed the double core shot fixed line and returned a week later to retrieve it and some other garbage we found. On top of the ledge above the approach pitch, you will find some jugs of yellowed stashed water and the anchor for which the fixed line was attached. Personally I wouldn't have trusted any of it, water or anchor. If you do go up there and are schlepping around, just throw all that stuff at the base of Inti over the left side and you can pick it up on the way out.