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Friends and Family Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Friends and Family Wall is the lowest portion of the towering Redstein formation. This user-friendly slab is a great little hangout with excellent scenery, flat belay stances, and long, closely bolted, moderate climbs. The style is comparable to the long slab routes of Wall Street albeit with cobbles and better protected. The base is a bit exposed to the sun; however, so it is probably best in the spring and fall or in the evening.

Much like the Redstone Boulders, all of Redstein consists of conglomerate sandstone, a beautiful, Seuss-like formation with lightly colored bands and impacted pebbles and cobbles to pinch and grab, some of which are slipperier than you would like! There is plenty of choss, so bring a helmet and beware. Otherwise this a a great little collection of easy-ish climbs. Marvel at the great roof directly above with its unclimbed bolted line directly through the center.


A. By a Thread, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts.
B. Style Man, 9, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Help, 8, 1p, 90, bolts.
D. Big Backyard, 9, 1p, bolts.
E. Junior Legonaut, 8+, 1p, 90', bolts.
F. Slinkenstein, 9, 1p, 90', bolts.
G. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, 10-, 1p, 90', bolts.
H. Middle School Monkey, 10, 1p, 90', bolts.


Getting There 

Park as for the Corkscrew boulder, cross CO Highway 113 (aiming slightly right if looking up at the wall), and find a climber's trail with a cairn. The approach is a bit long and scrambly at times but not too terrible.

Climbing Season

For the Redstone Area area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Friends and Family Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Friends and Family Wall:
Junior Legonaut   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Style Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
By a Thread   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Slinkenstein 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : Carbondale Area : ... : Friends and Family Wall
Do the same-ish start as the climb to the left. Move right to a reachy but juggy roof move. Finish on yet another long slab. This is a fun route! Perhaps it is a bit harder than the one to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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