F.Y. (Forever Young) Wall Rock Climbing
This section of Monitor Rock has been waiting to be tapped for years.... There is a little evidence of a previous "old school" ascent up one of the obvious crack systems (old pin found...), but, since 2011, we have established four 3-pitch routes up this beautiful plaque.... All 4 of these routes require gear placements and follow some very natural features. The rock was very high quality with very little cleaning needed! ...except for, of course, the typical lichen that graces the walls of the Monitor and the occasionally perched blocks that needed to be trundled. The name of the wall, although probably first assumed, was not inspired by Bob Dylan but rather the other timeless poet, Neil Young....
The F.Y. Wall is the heart-shaped plaque to the left of the route Slings and Arrows. The first pitches of all these routes are a little scrappy or ledgy before gaining the very high quality pitches above. Hike up passed the "Endless Wall" to find the start of these routes.
Climbing Season For the Monitor Rock area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For F.Y. (Forever Young) Wall
After The Gold Rush 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Colorado
: Independence Pass
: ... : F.Y. (Forever Young) Wall
Pitch 1 - Climb the wide looking hand crack to a 2 bolt, 5.11b crux. You can also continue out left up the crack as an easier variation at 5.8. Scamper up moderate ledges to the 2-bolt anchor above.("Heart Of Gold Ledge"-this is the best anchor to rappel to from Routes 1,2,3,4 and 5! This is the best rappel to the ground...)Pitch 2 - Climb straight up through the 2 roofs above(5.11a) and continue up the beautiful bolted line on high quality, glacially polished granite.(5.10+) ...A few pieces of ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
The F.Y. Wall is located just up and left of the r...
By Drew Spaulding
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 29, 2017
It's hard to believe that no one has checked out these new routes yet... Super fun zone on the Monitor!