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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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Elevation: 4,584'
Location: 36.17073, -115.45045 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: SethR Robinson on Apr 18, 2007
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Bryan O'Keefe on You Are.. 13b

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


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

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]

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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Featured Route For The Secret 13 Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Smith on "Go A Hundred"

Go a Hundred 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Secret 13 Wall
Start 20 ft right of GM Crack off tree limb on big right-hand undercling and left-hand sidepull. Bouldery start, definitely stick clip first bolt. Up creaky holds to rest then straight up slapping sidepulls for a couple bolts, to decent rest on crimp rails, then huck to two-finger pocket and motor up awkward slopey seam then left to anchors. Very sustained climb and fun....[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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