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Afro Samurai T 
Itch (Sumac Variation Unknown), The T 
Lightning Bolt Crack aka The Sickle T 
Obscurity 5.11 T 
Poison Ivy? (Garden Salad) T 
Sumac T 
Twin Cracks aka Railroad Cracks T 

Poison Ivy Wall Rock Climbing 

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This is an organizational entry to allow for L->R sorting.

Per Bryan Gall: the Poison Ivy Wall is located on the west side of No Name Creek approached by crossing the creek at the bridge and walking the utility road back downstream towards the obvious cliff band. Silver Doors cut into the cliff for Glenwood Springs' water diversion facility. Up and to the right of The Doors is the Poison Ivy Wall.

Per Michael Schneiter:


The Itch, 9, 1p, 85', gear.
Sumac, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
Kor Line aka Poison Ivy aka Garden Salad, 9-, 1p, 60', gear.
Twin Cracks aka Railroad Cracks, 8, 1p, 50', gear.
?The Sickle?, 10, 1p, 60', gear.
Lightning Bolt Cracks, 10, 1p, 50', gear.
?Afro Samurai?, 2p, 200', bolts & gear.

Obscurity 11, 11, 1p, 60', gear.

Getting There 

These routes either start on the road just right of the large, silver door that is part of the Glenwood water system or from the trail along the wall.

More details are to be edited in later.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Poison Ivy Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Poison Ivy Wall:
Twin Cracks aka Railroad Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Poison Ivy? (Garden Salad)   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sumac   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lightning Bolt Crack aka The Sickle   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Poison Ivy Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Sumac Variation Unknown.

The Itch (Sumac Variation Unknown) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Colorado : Glenwood Springs : ... : Poison Ivy Wall
I don't know the name or history of this route but perhaps someone (Bryan Gall?) can chime in with what they know.Start on the steep, jug-hauling, hand jamming start of Sumac. Climb about 25 feet up Sumac and then traverse left at the obvious break where an undulating, rail system provides passage across the steep and otherwise mostly blank face. Continue onto a sloping ledge at the base of a wide chimney that has a bolt on the left face. Go up the right hand corner of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Apr 26, 2014
Proper left to right for routes on the Poison Ivy Wall:

The Itch
Kor Line
Twin Cracks
The Sickle
Lightning Bolt Cracks
Afro Samurai
Obscurity 5.11 (which really isn't on the Poison Ivy Wall and deserves its own area)

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