Paleosol Wall Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||39.0055, -108.2005 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Alex Garhart on Nov 8, 2012|
Ran into this guy trying to climb a few weeks ago....
Paleosol Wall is a ~50 foot tall, south-facing buttress that houses a handful of great roof cracks, mixed routes, and sport climbs. The rock is high quality, clean basalt that is occasionally blank and sometimes heavily pocketed.
From the "Y" at the top of Land's End Road, continue 1.9 miles south and park on the side of the road near a lone, bushy pine tree on the cliff edge. Approach the tree on "looker's" left, scramble down to the cliff edge passing a couple of large boulders, and locate one of two large cairns marking the anchors for Topographic Reversal
and Roof Pendant
. There are thread throughs on boulders above both anchors to ease access. The Roof Pendant
anchors are a little friendlier to access (cairn on looker's left).
To get back to the car, you can walk out to the east passing a loose gully in the paleosol and heading up through a class 3 weakness to the rim.
Climbing Season For the Land's End Area area.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Paleosol Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Paleosol Wall:
Diagenesis 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Paleoflow 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Jungle Gym 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Paleosol Wall
Bioturbation 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Colorado
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Paleosol Wall
This route is a variation of Topographic Reversal.Climb the 1st 35 feet of Topographic Reversal up to the hands roof, and traverse left using a tips crack (red C3) and slabby feet to a 1.0-1.5" splitter through the roof. The splitter protects well with #0.5 Camalots. Work your feet up, reach out to an unlikely jug at the lip of the roof, and climb the jugs above to a 2 bolt anchor. This might feel a little stiff if you're short....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: Wall overview.
By Alex Garhart
Sep 3, 2013
We found a black and silver Timex below Roof Pendant. PM me and I'll get it back to you.
By Forrest Shafer
Feb 18, 2016
It looks like a lot of these routes could be top roped, anyone know if that's possible?
By Alex Garhart
Feb 27, 2016
Most of the routes here should be climbed ground up. The access from above is loose and dangerous for people above and below the anchor. The Beyond Civilization area is a good location for easy toprope access.