Pipeline Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Whip or Will and Whipping Post. The bolts are camo...
This is a great group of climbs just east of Bridal Veil Falls. It has some of the best views of the valley that can be had in Telluride. Accessible in mid-spring to fall time, the road is closed in that winter, but climbing here then wouldn't be ideal anyways. It can snow in any month of the year, so be careful and have a quick excape plan always. There is not a lot of action in terms of climbing, but the road can be practically overrun by tourist in the festival season.
Follow CO 145 through Telluride and out the east end of town. The road will turn to dirt about 1.5 miles outside of town at the Idarado Mine. Follow the dirst road switchbacking for about 2 miles. A highclearance vehicle is ideal. Park two stichbacks above the bottom of the falls in a small, but prominent turn out. Cross the large stream on the bridge leading away from the falls and follow the trail along the cliff face to the climbs. If you can not drive the road, park at the bottom of the road and hike to the turnout and crag.
Per chris berdoulay
: Drive or hike until you are at the switchback at the base of the falls. Continue hiking to the next switchback (where it turns back toward the falls). Continue straight through the switchback (hiking away from the falls), over a bridge and toward an old mine. If you find yourself looking over the falls you've gone to far. The wall is past the mine.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pipeline Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pipeline Wall:
Ame's Way 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 3 pitches, 270'
Rocksteady 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For Pipeline Wall
Skylight Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Telluride/Norwood area
: Pipeline Wall
Start up a mellow face past ten bolts to the anchors. For pitch two, step right and clip seven more. The third pitch is the best. Clip twelve bolts and while enjoying the easy arete and belay at the Ame's Way anchors. Not sure where the crux is, but it's all great climbing with bolts right where they should be....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By chris berdoulay
Aug 16, 2010
I think the directions are a little off. Drive or hike until you are at the switchback at the base of the falls. Continue hiking to the next switchback (where it turns back toward the falls). Continue straight through the switchback (hiking away from the falls), over a bridge and toward an old mine. If you find yourself looking over the falls you've gone to far. The wall is past the mine.
Oct 10, 2014
Does anyone have any beta on the sport routes above and below? the via's Main Event? I've seen at least a few routes above and was told there were a couple multipitch sport routes leading up the face to the via... grades??
From: phoenix, Az
Jul 19, 2015
Anybody know how long of a hike it is to the routes..? In either time or distance? My girlfriend and I will be passing through and I was wondering if this was something we could hike out to and climb a route rather quickly... say in an hour or two....
By Parker Wrozek
Aug 11, 2015
Might be a bit late for you, but the actual hike is maybe 20 min if you can drive all the way up.