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Circus in the Wind S 
Clowns Eat Kids S 
I Love the Big Top S 
Les Rocks! S 
Lil Smokie Goes to the Circus S 
Lucky Bozo S 
Shadows of Crowes S 
Step Right This Way S 
Sucker Born Every Minute S 
Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce S 
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Circus Wall Rock Climbing 

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Because of its North facing orientation, The Circus Wall is one of the few that sees shade all morning in the heat of the Summer. The sun finally hits it around 2 O'clock and is gone again around 4. There are two main sections, one hosting long routes and the other short and bulgy. You'll find routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.12+.

Must do routes include Circus In The Wind .11-, Circus In My Pants .12+, I Love The Big Top .9 on the taller wall and Sucker Born Every Minute .11d, The Barnum Route .12a and Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce .11b on the shorter bulging wall. For you bouldering sorts, Les Rocks! is a bolted V5 - with a sweet dyno!

Getting There 

Located mid canyon. Best access from the 5th pullout (on the right). Walk downhill from the pullout and find the obvious trail. Great trail, with steps leads up to the Wall of Denial - check out the arctic chimney issuing freezing air!! Continue past the wall heading into the corridor, passing Raven Wall on the left. A few new routes will appear on the right (not in recent guidebooks), the first lines of 'Lower Circus Wall'. The main wall (in recent guidebooks) is uphill past boulders in the trees.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Circus Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Circus Wall:
I Love the Big Top   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Step Right This Way   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Circus in the Wind   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
The Barnum Route   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Circus In My Pants   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up for a big throw. Photo: @1doggirl

Circus In My Pants 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Wyoming : Ten Sleep Canyon : Circus Wall
Do the tricky Step right this Way start then go left. As soon as you hit the black streak it gets difficult with multiple 5.12 cruxes and some 5.11 edge crimping for good measure at the top. Excellent movement with several options for each hard section, make this route tough to onsight. As cliche as it may sound, the hardest route at the crag is usually the best. No different here....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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