REI Community
The Brother's Lookout South Face
Select Route:
Auxiliary Verb 
Death Wish 
Occam's Razor 
Razor, The 
Rock Cheetah 
Under Cover Brother 
Useless Enemies 
Wisdom A.K.A. The Best Boulder Problem In Evergreen 

Death Wish 

Hueco: V10-11 Font: 8A X

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V10-11 Font: 8A X [details]
FA: Alex David
Season: Good most of the year.
Page Views: 1,480
Submitted By: Luke Childers on Jul 10, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...


Start on the first half of "Wisdom." Climb until you get to the crystal that you use to toss out right to the flakes on "Wisdom." Look left and you will see a nice horizontal crack/seam. Crimp like mad as you traverse left into the middle of the project left of "Wisdom." Finish the middle and upper section of this project.

This is not as hard as the direct version, but it's still going to be a classic when it goes... and it won't be long!!!


From the 1st parking lot take the Sisters trail until it meets up with the Ponderosa. Take a left (west) for about 50 yards and look up to your right and you will see this tall steep wall called the "Wisdom Wall" about 100 or so yards up hill. Once you have got it spotted just keep your eye on it as you continue to bush whack your way up to the steep tall madness of the "Wisdom Wall."


Many, many pads and at least two spotters!!! Big fall potential!!!

Photos of Death Wish Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kegan Minock on the 2nd ascent.
Kegan Minock on the 2nd ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...
BETA PHOTO: Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...

Comments on Death Wish Add Comment
Show which comments
By Luke Childers
Jul 10, 2009

Almost got this freakin' thing today!!! Fell at the left hand move to the under-cling/gaston which is the last hard move before sticking your right into a nice jug system!!!!!!

I think I failed because of being crazy pumped and the fear of the fall, as I had no spotters.. at all. Nonetheless, I took the huge crater fall and hit my pads so hard that I was tossed back up into the air and then onto the ground next to my pads!!! It's the longest fall I have ever had bouldering and it was nuts!! Not going to try this one until I get a crew out to put this thing away. It's going to be classic, man!! Classic!!
By Alex David Johnson
Mar 2, 2012
rating: V10-11 8A R

Has this seen an ascent yet? Very psyched to go try it this weekend!
Alex D Johnson
By Alex David Johnson
Mar 7, 2012
rating: V10-11 8A R

If this has not been sent yet, I would like to give it the name "Death Wish" I just sent it today. As like Luke, I also went up to the boulder for a solo mission and it would have been a freaky!! fall blowing off that last move before the jug.
Video to come as well.
Bouldering in Evergreen Colorado with Alex "Socks" Johnson
By Kegan Minock
From: colorado springs
Jun 8, 2012
rating: V10 7C+ X

Nice, Alex! Onsight go I fell at the top. Super sick climb.
By Kegan Minock
From: colorado springs
Jun 13, 2012
rating: V10 7C+ X

I just finished this thing! Super cool, now time for Rock Cheetah.
By Luke Childers
Jul 30, 2012

Hey Alex, very nice work, man! And yes, I will change the route name to Death Wish! Great to see someone else pumped about this one! I fell of the top once and hit so hard I never tried it again, so truly nice work! Death Wish it is!
By Luke Childers
Jul 30, 2012

Hey Alex, I also updated your 1st ascent status on this line as well.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About