Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105708956 [2] => 105744285 [3] => 112125737 [4] => 112125834 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Main Wall, Empire
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Description 

The Halidome is so big that it is hard to describe, especially on its upper left reaches where access can be difficult. So far, the most direct lines being developed climb above an easily accessible, huge, sloping ledge that divides the right half of the crag horizontally into thirds. This ledge (The Catwalk) can be accessed by trail from the right. It tapers and ends at its left margin at a point about 200' off the ground. On an early trip across The Catwalk a climber was trapped when he looked back and saw a mountain lion strolling along the ledge blocking his return! At the left end of The Catwalk is a peculiar feature: A 50' tall balanced pillar stands about 15' away from the main wall. Resembling a carved stone head, it's been dubbed the Easter Island Head (EIH or the Head), and it is the best landmark from which to describe the routes on the main sector of the crag.

Getting There 

See the getting there section under the main Halidome page.

Climbing Season

For the Empire area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',7],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Unknown   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   
Manalive   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 115'   
Priceless   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, Alpine, 4 pitches, 350'   
Tremendous Trifles   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   
King of the Mountain   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 6 pitches, 550'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: TT is in yellow on the right.

Tremendous Trifles 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Empire : ... : Main Wall
Tremendous Trifles is the first route encountered moving up the scree-covered slope past Wind Machine. The Eldo-esque pitch is the right-most bolted line of the three final routes on the West Sector plates. Start off the slope at a bolt left of a 2' x 3' block wedged on a ledge. Angle right and up (5.10b) to the sixth bolt (medium length sling) above a small ledge. Cut straight right, roll up and over a cool, hanging flake, and then mantle up to the base of a dimpled face. This gent...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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