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Purple Wall

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Bubbles & Booze S 
Collie Buddz S 
Drop Out S 
Gas Stoned S 
Mad Swiller S 
Pump It Until Purple S 
Purple Gurpel S 
Purple Haze S 
Purple Pumper S 
Squeeze It Until It's Purple S 
Win`o, The S 
Wine Drip, The S 

Purple Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 40.5752, -111.7082 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Brough on Jun 27, 2007
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The Purple Wall sports several bolted routes on juggy, overhanging quartz monzonite. The area's name is likely derived from the unique purple varnish in sections of the rock. The wall is east-facing and is in the shade after 2pm or so. Rock quality is good, but are still cleaning up. There are some sections of rotten rock, but nothing serious. A gentle breeze picked up once the sun went down. Routes are well protected and most bolts clip from good stances. Worth the hike considering the seclusion and great weather on a hot summer afternoon.

Here are the routes listed in order from left to right:

Main Wall:
North Wall:

Getting There 

Look for a lone pine tree between the two "Maybird Avalanche Area" signs. Here, a rock cairn marks the beginning of the trail. Follow the established trail to a rock-filled gulch. A series of rock cairns lead to the remnants of two stone huts. Look left and the Purple Wall will stare right back at you. Plan on moderate hiking of about 20-25 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Purple Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Purple Wall:
Purple Pumper   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Gabe on Collie Buds

Collie Buddz 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Purple Wall

Photos of Purple Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: topo for purple gurple, and purple pumper
topo for purple gurple, and purple pumper
Rock Climbing Photo: topo for the wine drip, mad swiller, and pumpit un...
BETA PHOTO: topo for the wine drip, mad swiller, and pumpit un...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of south end of Purple Wall: 1. Bubbles & Boo...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of south end of Purple Wall: 1. Bubbles & Boo...
Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of the Purple Wall.
The north side of the Purple Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: South side of the Purple Wall.
South side of the Purple Wall.

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By Doughy
Jul 5, 2007
Why are the chain links in this area so small? I found it hard to clip a normal-sized locking biner to the chains here.
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jul 12, 2007
Buy the topo for this area at IME. The proceeds fund the bolts you clip.
By BobGray
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 12, 2007
Trust me we heckled Greg every time he used those chains. They would be better suited for hanging bling bling around your neck than holding a climber. Buy more topos so Greg will sack up and buy beefier chains!(hopefully)
By Greg Martinez
Sep 7, 2007
the win`0 is the first climb on left purple haze is up gully another 90 feet or so another 90 feet or so is the next 7 climbs
By Michael Buchanan
Jul 11, 2010
Great wall, an impressive effort to bolt all these routes! If you are a regular LCC or BCC climber, these routes are pretty easy compared to other standard routes. So you could expect to climb two or three letter grades harder in this area in comparison with other areas in the Wasatch.
By D. Durrant
From: Utah, USA
Sep 30, 2012
Ok climbing that will keep you busy for a day.
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Aug 13, 2013
Since a rock slide early in the summer of 2013 the routes on the purple wall are about 7'-10'shorter. I still find the area a fun afternoon spot just not as tall as it used to be.
By JSaarela
From: Park City
Oct 16, 2016
A Little Cottonwood anomaly: juggy, short, gym-bolted, shaded, soft-graded (at least for LCC) sport routes. A confidence-inspiring wall, great for a new leader. If proficient at the grade, you can complete the whole area in a few hours.

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