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Bullet Hole Cliff Band

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5.7 TR TR 
Bubblicious  TR 
Chimney TR 
Dihedral T,TR 
Fingers T,TR 
Froggy T,TR 
Mustachio TR 
OW 

Bullet Hole Cliff Band Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.0496, -108.61178 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Nov 4, 2011
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Description 

This is the short cliff band that is uphill of the Bullet Hole Boulder offering a few toprope and high ball problems. Some face and crack routes. Usually you have to build your own anchor to toprope.

Getting There 

Walk up the steep hill above the lower boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Bullet Hole Cliff Band

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bullet Hole Cliff Band:
Fingers   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Froggy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Bullet Hole Cliff Band
Rock Climbing Photo: A look at the dihedral/crack (5.8).

Dihedral 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Bullet Hole Cliff Band
This is a short, right-angling crack/dihedral in the cliffband above Bullet Hole Rock. Surmount a small bulge at the beginning and layback a fist-sized/OW crack to a somewhat awkward top out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Alexander Nees
From: Grand Junction, CO
Sep 7, 2012
Some fun, short cracks here. I don't think it's necessary to bring a rope up to this cliff. The climbs are no more than about 15-20 feet tall, so they are easily boulder-able. Maybe if you were coming here to learn crack climbing skills, a rope would be useful... but it's not a great venue for that anyway.
By Wesg
Mar 29, 2015
Good for beginners like myself. Unfortunately Redlands Mesa security kicked me off the cliff band, said I was trespassing and they were going to be removing the fixed anchors.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Mar 29, 2015
Get in touch with the Western Colorado Climbers Coalition and find out if this indeed on private property. If it is not, they need to be notified that they have no business removing anchors etc.

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By Bradley Mark Edwards
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, CO
Mar 30, 2015
I think a couple of folks from the WCCC are already on it and looking to both find out information and resolve the issue. Hope you're doing well, Jared!
By Rschap
From: Grand Junction, CO
Feb 17, 2016
The WCCC with the help of the Mesa County Search and Rescue and realtor Christi Reece has negotiated access to the upper cliff band at Bullet Hole. This access is with the understanding that we not go on top of the cliff as it is soon to be someone's back yard. We tried to get an easement to access the top at first, but the developer shot it down. The access we have for now is permitted by the developer, but when the property sells the new owner has the right to shut it down on their property if they choose. For developed climbs listed on MP, this would affect Fingers, Bubblicious, Mustachio, and Chimney. All other developed climber are on city land and should not be affected.

Over the last week, Jose Iglesias, Director of the Technical Rescue team for Mesa County SAR, and I went up and replaced all of the top anchors and moved them to the face so that topping out would not be necessary. We also put in bolts in for leading on a few climbs.

Christi Reece was a huge help in this. Though not a climber herself, she sees the benefit of preserving our outdoor recreational resources. Being the lead realtor for these properties, she acted as a go between with the developer and convinced them that keeping climbing open would be beneficial to the development. She has also helped the WCCC in the past with land acquisition in Unaweep. If you ever run into her, make sure to thank her for her efforts in keeping climbing areas open.

Randall Chapman
Board Member
Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition

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