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The Bush League S 
Blood S 
Graspin' for Straw S 
Pineapple Thunderpussy S 
Radical Sabbatical S 
Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test") S 
Sweat S 
Tears S 
Uckfay Ushbay S 

North Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.4077, -106.6565 View Map  Incorrect?
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Working through the lower crux of Rafting With Red...


The North Wall stays shaded all day, which makes it the perfect escape from the summer heat. Routes range from 5.10b to 5.Hard, but most climbers will be drawn to the large number of excellent 5.11- climbs. The wall is surrounded by large pine trees, making this a nice cool setting. The rock here is generally quite good, with clean vertical panels of gray, Rifle-esque limestone.

Getting There 

Two roads access the canyon, one on each side of the creek. For the North Wall, follow the West road, which deadends just below The Prow. From the last pullout before the end of the road, follow a good trail west towards the Prow, across an improvised footbridge that crosses the west fork of the creek. The trail forks just under the Prow. Take the left fork to access the Prow routes; the right fork leads you to the North Wall.



A. Rafting with Rednecks (aka "Test"), 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Blood, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Sweat, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Tears, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Graspin' for Straw, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Pineapple Thunderpuss, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. UckFay UshBay, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. The Bush League, 12-, 1p, 75', bolts.
I. Unnamed, looks 12+/13.
J. Radical Sabbatical, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in North Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Wall:
Uckfay Ushbay   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For North Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Contemplating the low crux of Sweat.

Sweat 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : North Wall
Fun. There are a couple of ledges which seem to attract a bit of dust, but the route is still pretty fun.The crux comes right off the deck, with tricky sidepull moves traversing rightwards past the first bolt. This is probably the shortest line on the wall, climbing nice, gray stone....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Sep 3, 2007
There is a new route to the left of Blood.
By Jon Georger
Sep 10, 2010
As of Sept. 2010, there is a new route to the left of Rafting with Rednecks. It felt 5.9ish, although VERY dirty and large, hollow flake about half way up - belayer be heads up.

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