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The Secret 13 Wall

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...Yet another project S 
Ambushed S 
D.N.A. S 
GM Arete (aka All the Wrong Reasons) S 
GM Black Streak S 
GM Crack S 
GM Dihedral S 
GM Pimp S 
Go a Hundred S 
Herbivour Dyno-soar S 
Where is My Mind? S 
Yoshimi Battles S 
You Are What You Is S 
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The Secret 13 Wall Rock Climbing 


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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Best cliff here, perfectly overhanging, northwest-facing wall, just north of Trophy towards Turtlehead Peak. Hides the hardest collection of routes at Red Rocks and is probably the best wall for 13s. Not a crowded area either... yet... Not the greatest warm-ups though.

Getting There 

Hike as you're headed towards The Trophy Wall but continue straight where Trophy trail heads right on Turtlehead trail. Once walls diminish, curve right down backside of cliffband til you see the sweeping overhanging wall about 70 ft tall. (This wall can also be accessed by hiking through Trophy area and down backside of cliff through a ravine -- not recommended).

Climbing Season

For the Sandstone Quarry area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Secret 13 Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Secret 13 Wall:
GM Arete (aka All the Wrong Reasons)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Ambushed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   
D.N.A.   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 50'   
You Are What You Is   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   
Go a Hundred   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 65'   
Yoshimi Battles   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: one of the more exciting moves on the climb  Sam C...

Ambushed 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Secret 13 Wall
Just right of Go a Hundred, start on big lefthand flake then up smaller sidepulls and edges to good rest before smooth midsection wall. Bouldery moves to a weird "hole" then even more difficult moves to big rest hole. Straight up decent holds to exciting slabby topout finish. Classic climb on good rock! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
Jan 14, 2012
No doubt, the BEST wall at Red Rocks for hard routes. Great on warmer days.
By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Apr 17, 2017
A bunch of the holds here (you are what you is and Ambushed especially) have been sprayed with some sort of glue. I guess someone thought it would keep the routes from deteriorating, but all it has done is make the holds more slippery. What a bummer!

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