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Lisa Randall Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jun 18, 2015
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Lisa Randall Wall is a nice addition to the climbing along Mill Creek. The LRW is a fairly small granite wall, 60 feet or so tall, that sits above the Mill Creek Crag. Rock quality is largely excellent. LRW is West facing, so it gets great afternoon and evening sun. It is currently host to several new bolted sport routes in the 5.11-/5.11+ range. Lisa Randall has become my own favorite new read because her writing makes a lot of arcane ideas accessible for those as physics challenged as myself. It is also very cool when one of the nations truly elite intellects is also a climber, and Lisa Randall has taken her climbing prowess around the world in pursuit of the rad. Lisa Randall reminds me of Jodi Foster in the movie "Contact" but with a hardcore climbing resume to boot. A very cool woman.


A. Braneworld, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Weak Force, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Strong Force, 11+/12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
D. Randall Force, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There 

LRW is approached by via one of the Mill Creek Crag trails. Hike up to the route "Dirty Boulevard", and continue 75 feet west to enter the forest following a well cairned trail. LRW is a just a few minutes uphill.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Lisa Randall Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lisa Randall Wall:
Randall Force   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Strong Force   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Fun move in the triangle to get on the face.

Randall Force 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Dumont vicinity : Lisa Randall Wall
Climb up into the "A-frame" roof using the sharp cracks easily seen from the ground. The crux comes in getting past the third clip with the rest of the climbing being pretty juggy. There is a "X" marked flake above the roof that it may be best to avoid. I was unable to pry it off so far, but it may loosen up with more climbing and more winter freeze-thaw. There are lots of other jugs in the same spot, so it's easy to avoid....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Diana Rogers pulling the second roof out of the do...
Diana Rogers pulling the second roof out of the do...
Rock Climbing Photo: LRW right side showing Strong Force (left) and Ran...
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By Dougald MacDonald
Jun 21, 2015
This is a really nice little crag that stays in the shade until mid-afternoon. There are now four routes, each with the crux down low and then steep, fun, interesting climbing all the way to the top. All four seemed like mid- to hard 5.11, albeit with the benefit of Richard's draws hanging and waiting for us. Great find, Richard!
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jun 22, 2015
Thank you, Dougald. It was nice to see you and Inga up there. It must be quite a bit out of your way. I have up-dated the grading to come more in line with the four of us. When Patrick and I jumped on the middle one, it still seemed 5.11d/5.12a, but by then the wall was taking a direct solar hit that made things feel a bit greasy, so I'd take the grade to be +/- close either way.

Here is a neat post-script note: I was up here on a cleaning day when the rain closed in with a long, slow drizzle. I was hanging off a fixed line in my raingear and doing my best "Fuller Brush Man" impression when the crag was descended upon by flock of 10 or so Hermit Thrushes. The whole forest burst into their song, which is one of the most magical and mesmerizing sounds imaginable. It was an utterly cool moment.

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