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5.11 Crack T 
Clam Shell TR 
Cold Finger S 
Colonial Rule T 
Drop Zone S,TR 
E.O. Friction S 
E.O. Lieback T 
Easy Overhang Traverse T 
Fall Wall (*the route) T 
Fear and Loathing T 
Guilty Fingers S,TR 
Gunga Din S 
Hole T 
Mickey Mantle S 
Neon Madman T 
Spider God T,S 
Sport S 
Upper Fall Wall Route T 

Fall Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Scott Hansen on Nov 30, 1999


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This wall is predominately sport routes with a few mixed routes present. The climbing is slaby, the granite is good and the crystals prevalent. The Fall Wall gets a good amount of sun, which can be a good thing as it, sits at about 8000 feet. Most routes have two bolt rap anchors at the top. Some "Must Do" routes are 5.11 Crack (5.9+) and Cold Finger to the Hole (5.7).

Getting There 

From the Vedauwoo main entrance ($3/car or free on foot), drive in and follow the signs to Box Canyon. There's a good number of parking spaces, water, and restrooms. A paved trail leads out of the North end of the parking area. Follow this trail a short distance until a path cutting left to the rock is found. A bouldery approach is unavoidable and the wall is best gained by scrambling up at its right most edge. Ah hell, you can see all the routes from the parking lot. Just follow your nose.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fall Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fall Wall:
E.O. Lieback   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch   
E.O. Friction   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Cold Finger   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Hole   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Upper Fall Wall Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Drop Zone   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
5.11 Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fall Wall (*the route)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Mickey Mantle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gunga Din   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Spider God   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Luebben contemplating the crux move on Fall Wall.

Fall Wall (*the route) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Fall Wall
It gets better each time I climb it, a definite sign of a Vedauwoo Classic. Essentially the last route left (facing the rock) accessed from the top of the Clam Shell, it begins with an unprotected 30' traverse to a flake/pocket where a shakey #3 Camalot can be placed. Then its up thin edges past three bolts. The concensus is the crux comes after the 3rd bolt - before placing a #1 Camalot in an undercling/crack. Mount the small overhang using crystals and belat at the chains. NOT...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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By Skip Harper
Oct 6, 2001
If you can't or won't fork over for the guidebook, or your buddies are short on beta for Fall Wall, take a look at for an up to date topo.
By Pete eye
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 30, 2010
Does anyone know what the bolt line between Gunga Din and E.O. Lieback is called? It starts as for E.O. Lieback, then comes off left on to the face to the 1st bolt. The edges quite a bit more substantial than Gunga Din. It goes at about 10d, great climbing. It's not on the website named above.
By Pete eye
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 30, 2010
Found a pair of La Sportiva red Hightops up here a couple days ago. Let me know if they are yours.
By JJ Shultz
From: Rapid City, South Dakota
Sep 9, 2011
Yeah, the bolted route by Gunga Din that you're talking about is just called - Sport 5.10b - according to THE VOO guidebook.
By Bob Scarpelli
Sep 7, 2012
The route in question to the left of Easy Lieback we called "Busy Being Fabulous". Mitzi and I put this one up. It is misnamed "Sport" in Zach's guidebook.

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