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Bolt Wall 

Hueco: V1- Font: 5- X

Type:  TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  Hueco: V1- Font: 5- X [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Feb 21, 2004

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Lap 2 after the on-sight.


This route is probably the best moderate high ball problem at Rotary. There are many variations that begin about 10ft right of the 5.8 OW and about 10ft left of the 5.10+ finger crack on the main wall. The first 15ft of the route is the crux, with the harder variation being on the right. The difficult moves end at a horizontal rail about 15ft up. The final 20ft of climbing angles up and right on positive edges and is ~5.9. Take your time on the top out, since there is some loose rock and you are 35-40ft up. Don't fall...


Pads and a spot for the first half, or misc. gear for a TR setup.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Wall.
Bolt Wall.
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Bolt Wall...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike B. on lap 3 at the Bolt Wall.
Mike B. on lap 3 at the Bolt Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: No fall zone.
No fall zone.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt wall Classic Line, V1.
Bolt wall Classic Line, V1.

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By Jordan A.
Oct 12, 2007

Try the Bolt Wall Dyno (V8) for a nice change of pace. Begins left of standard bolt wall route matched on an obvious (and huge) right-facing sidepull at about head height. Paste feet really high, rock up and throw like hell directly up to the distant, juggy "break" which runs the horizontal length of the bolt wall face approximately 14-16 ft up. It's the same continuous jug ledge used while climbing through the standard bolt wall (first great rest about one-third way up after crimp- if that helps). Bring tape for this one!
By W. Spaller
Mar 27, 2009

A very fun but very high. There are positive holds the entire way up but finding them is not as obvious as one might think.
By Robert Curry
From: Evans, Co
Jun 30, 2009

According to Colorado Front Range Bouldering Volume:1 Fort Collins Area by Bob Horan circa 1995 half of these problems are not right. This one included plus a hand full that I have chosen not worth Studying. Just an FYI. Climb on.
By Brett Billings
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 1, 2009

Robert, I have some of the Horan books as well, but I've found that the exact info and locations of some of the problems at Rotary Park in those books aren't accurate. In general, because this site receives input from multiple sources familiar with the areas (not that they're are always correct) I've found that the information on here is usually better than the guide books. I would say that with the problems that don't match up between the 95 Horan book and Mountain Project, the errors likely are in the book. In terms of this problem, there are several lines one can take up the Bolt Wall as described in the description, and that information is good. If you want to see a video of what is considered the "standard" route up the Bolt Wall, check this out:
By Robert Curry
From: Evans, Co
Jul 5, 2009

Awesome vid, man, thanks for the link.

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