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New Wall (AKA Kurt Russell Block)

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New Wall (AKA Kurt Russell Block) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Scott Cox on Feb 20, 2013

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Good winter area, out of the wind and in the sun most of the day, down below the Turtle Rock area. Short wall (~35') with about a dozen routes recently developed by Johnny Arms. Route names mostly undetermined at present.

NOTE: Many of the routes have only one open shut for an anchor, so if you plan on top-roping, it's a good idea to bring necessary gear (cams, hexes, etc.) to set up a redundant anchor instead of toproping off only one shut.

Getting There 

Take the trail to the end of the Sun Wall, past Misty and Knob Wall. Look for a fairly obvious trail down to the right; take this trail down about 50 yards to the New Wall (a right fork in this trail leads to the Hole).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in New Wall (AKA Kurt Russell Block)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Wall (AKA Kurt Russell Block):
Just Sevens and Eights   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Captain Ron   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
Unknown 4   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 35'   
unknown 6   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Unknown 2   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Johnny Five   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   
Overboard   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 30'   
Big trouble in little China   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 35'   
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By Greg Berry
Mar 28, 2013
This area is called "The New Wall" aka "Kurt Russell Block"
By Geissler Golding
Nov 11, 2013
There is a route not listed here which was added somewhat recently by Johnny. It's the first line on the second block. It's unnamed and goes at 10+/11a-ish. Also I don't know where the name "Kurt Russell" for this wall comes from - I do know it's referred to as the "New" wall...
By Mark Nunes
May 23, 2014
The routes are a little out of order here. I'll delete this comment once we get them resorted. For the time being, though, going Left to Right, the routes are:

Unknown #1
Unknown #2
Captain Ron
Unknown #4
Big Trouble in Little China
Unknown #6
Fat Boy
Unknown #8
By Jeff Mekolites
From: ATL GA
Apr 24, 2016
So, having climbed here a couple of times I thought I would add some thoughts on the area. Pretty cool, although very short, climbing with closely spaced bolts. A good place to do a bunch of routes quick. Seems like its getting a good about of traffic. But the major problem with this is the precedence it will set for newer climbers. The single open shut at the top of each routes probably the worst way to put an anchor at the top of a climbing routes. Both times there, I have seen people TR-ing off a single open shut. Since when did this become okay? With that set up you should probably just lead everything and that way you have a bolt clipped for back up after you finish the route and are being lowered. Also, I would guess that some/most of the protection bolts aren't stainless. This place needs to be brought up to the current accepted climbing standards in terms of anchors and protection bolts.
By Nathan Devan
From: Alabama
Nov 3, 2016
Could anyone add to the directions? The place is confusing, not sure how to get to the new wall.
Follow the trail by Sun Wall, pass Misty, pass Knob wall, soon turn right downhill then a left shortly after.
By Katie Giebler
From: Tampa, Florida
Mar 1, 2017
This was the perfect place to teach new lead climbers because there were plenty of easier routes to try in one place.
However, I wasn't a big fan of the one bolt on the top...

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