Quarry Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Quarry Wall, The Whale, Whale's Tail, Never End Sl...
This is the short 60-foot-high wall directly below the wide quarried ledge on the right side of the main quarry. It is also the very south end of the Whale.
This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 230pm or so.
Access it by hiking into the quarry and then walking northeast across the quarry floor to the cliff base.
, 6, 1p, 55', bolts.
, 8, 1p, 55', bolts.
, 8+, 1p, 60-70', bolts.
D. Double B
, 6, 1p, 60-70', pins & gear.
E. In the Way
, 6 R, 1p, 60'?, pins & gear.
Weather station 5.3 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Quarry Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quarry Wall:
In the Way 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Monosmear 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Xenolith 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Quarry Wall
Xenolith 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado
: Colorado Springs
: ... : Quarry Wall
Xenolith is the steepest and highest-rated pitch on the Quarry Wall. The first of 5 bolts is a little high for comfort if you're an inexperienced leader, but getting there only requires a 5.6ish move or two. Between bolts 1 and 3 is the crux, steady and steep face climbing with some thin holds. About 8-10 feet below the anchor look for the crystalline xenoliths ("strange rocks") that give this route its name. Stand in the deep, 6+ inch diameter pocket to comfortably set up your anchor. For ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: The Whale, Whale's Tail, Solar Slab, and Quarry Wa...
Old'n, leftmost line on Quarry Wall.
Ryan slabbin' it up on Xenolith.
The Quarry and Quarry Wall.