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5. Iron Side Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.0726, -106.4513 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DavidHH on Aug 23, 2007

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Iron Side Wall is a great wall just up the trail from the Boulder Wall. Follow the directions to the Boulder Wall. Baby Doe is the first route on this wall and it's just past the right-facing dihedral. Baby Doe is the only route that starts from below. The rest of the routes start uphill just past the little tree (it's the only one there). There is something for beginners and the advanced as the routes go.


A. Climax, 11+, 1p, 40', bolts..
B. The Purist, 11.
C. Black Cloud, 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Glory Hole, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Twin Flakes, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Last Chance, 11, 1p, 125', bolts.
G. Prospector, 10-, 1p, bolts.
H. One Thin Line, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
I. Molly Brown, 11+, 1p, 70', bolts.
J. Red Dawn, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
K. Spin Drift, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
L. Silver Dollar, 10+, 1p, 70', bolts.
M. Baby Doe, 8, 1p, bolts.

Getting There 

This area is located to the left of Boulder Wall, which is to the left of Trailhead Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in 5. Iron Side Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5. Iron Side Wall:
Prospector   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
One Thin Line   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Glory Hole   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Silver Dollar 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Colorado : Independence Pass : ... : 5. Iron Side Wall
I thought this was a very fun route that is located just left of Baby Doe on the Iron Side wall. The first few bolts get you warmed up. Then you hit the bulge, milk the rest right before the bulge as the business is next. At the bulge, follow the good holds right, smack the arete, and move back left on good holds. After moving up and getting the next clip, I found it very difficult to get off my hands, but my footwork could have been poor. Enjoy! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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