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Brass Wall

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About Brass Wall:

Description: So, you've spent some time in Red Rocks trad cragging, practicing getting your onsight level up another notch or two and have pretty much exhausted the Moderate Mecca area. Now is the time for you to come to Brass Wall. Brass Wall is a sunny, south facing cliff with a wide selection of routes ranging from 5.6 to scary 5.10. It also offers a couple of moderate multipitch routes to practice on.

Approach: Recently, a wonderful group of folks went up and did some major trail renovations for the approach to Brass Wall. The trail is now absolutely perfect and my thanks go to them for all of their effort. Head into Pine Creek on the main trail. A ways after the homestead, on your right hand side, you'll see a well-marked trail heading uphill toward the cliff-band. Follow this supremely well marked trail up and toward the Straight Shooter wall. About 50 yards before Straight Shooter, a cairn marks a side trail that heads west towards Mescalito. Take this trail and in about 5 minutes, you'll be at the Brass Wall.

Beta/Updates: Rap Station Updates: As of 4.08.05, the rappel station for Bush Pilots has been cleaned up somewhat but could still use some attention- if you have 10' of webbing, please take some time if you climb this route. Also, at the top of Heavy Spider Karma there was a slung rap station of extremely dubious quality- it was removed by myself (vegastradguy) due to the fact that there was a bolted rap station 10' up and right of it that allowed for a 30m rappel to the ground.

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Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Trad
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Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.50/5 The Big Horn 5.8 8
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Sky Dive 5.11b 1
0 Average Rating = 4.11/5 Topless Twins (1) 5.9 54
1 Average Rating = 3.71/5 Rawlpindi 5.7 7
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 The Bus Stops Here 5.8 1
2 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Simpatico 5.10a 0
3 Average Rating = 0.00/5 One Stop in Tonopah 5.10c 0
4 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Go Greyhound (R/X) 5.11a 2
5 Average Rating = 3.40/5 Varnishing Point 5.8 42
6 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Serious Business 5.10d 0
7 Average Rating = 5.00/5 No Laughing Matter 5.10a 1
8 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Fungus Folks 5.11d 3
9 Average Rating = 3.27/5 Bush Pilots 5.10a 16
10 Average Rating = 4.55/5 Mushroom People 5.10d 18
12 Average Rating = 3.62/5 Heavy Spider Karma 5.6 30
13 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Snivler (R) 5.5 0
14 Average Rating = 2.67/5 Zen and the Art of Web Spinning 5.4 7
15 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Arachnoworld 5.4 2
16 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Raptor (R) 5.10a 0
17 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Black Hole 5.8 3
18 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Sea of Holes (R) 5.10b 0
19 Average Rating = 1.00/5 Ripcord (R) 5.12a 1
20 Average Rating = 2.50/5 Brass Balls 5.10b 4
21 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Spectrum (R) (3) 5.11a 4
22 Average Rating = 4.11/5 Birdland (4) 5.7 82