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Bullet Hole Rock area has a variety of bouldering, top rope problems and several short lead climbs. The rock is Dakota sandstone and typically good quality. There are rarely more than a couple of people here mainly on weekends, but the area does see the occasional group of drunken highschoolers that like to leave broken glass and trash in their wake. Efforts from the Mesa State College Outdoor Program have aided in keeping the area clean.

Getting There 

From Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue, which turns into Broadway. Cross over two bridges, at the next stop light turn left on to Monument Road, follow the signs to the Colorado National Monument, go approximately 1.75 miles, there will be a large pull off on the right side of the road, past the Tabeguache Trail ~0.25 miles.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

38 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bullet Hole Boulder Area:
Overhang   V1 5     Boulder   Overhang Boulder
Money In My Purse   V1-2 5     Boulder, 15'   Captain Aslab Boulder
Slopey Traverse   V2- 5+     Boulder, 25'   Overhang Boulder
Side   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, 20'   Bullet Hole Boulder
Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   Bullet Hole Cliff Band
Froggy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Bullet Hole Cliff Band
Bullet Hole Rock 5.9   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   Bullet Hole Boulder
Bullet Hole Rock 5.10+   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch   Bullet Hole Boulder
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Featured Route For Bullet Hole Boulder Area
Beta for Creamsicle on a Cool Day.

Creamsicle on a Cool Day V4 6B  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Crossedge Boulder
Start on 2 obvious sidepulls on the left hand side of the west face. From there, make very delicate moves to a 1/3 pad crimp (but good for 4 fingers), then bump to a positive rail. From there, match on the rail, move your feet, and make the move to the lip. It's better than it looks up there. I just think this problem is a fantastic moderate problem. This is one of my all time favorites in the Valley. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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View of Grand Mesa from Bullet Hole.
View of Grand Mesa from Bullet Hole.
This photo shows most of the features of the area.
BETA PHOTO: This photo shows most of the features of the area.

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By Hoez
From: Uganda
Jun 17, 2009
Im not to worried about the crappy graffiti - since so many highschool kids like to party out there, its inevitable (just like the broken beer bottles).
But chipping holds on the harder routes?
Thats a different story...
Whoever is doin it needs to knock that bullshit off.
Leave the line alone and if your not good enough to pull the move, try training...
By Lorenzo Tragen
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 22, 2011
Can anyone identify this overhanging boulder probl...
Can anyone identify this overhanging boulder problem? It's around the corner from Bullet Hole Rock, going towards town and it has a downhill trail going next to it. My friend took this picture by scrambling to the top and looking down under the overhang.
By Ryan Jennings
Aug 22, 2011
Looks like the Millineum Falcon. It's under the "Dynamite Shack" area on this site.
By Lorenzo Tragen
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 1, 2011
Yeah, that was it. Thanks.
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