Chalcopyrite Wall Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Alex Garhart on Oct 22, 2009|
Chalcopyrite is a nice looking wall at Sunset!
|Short private property approach to BLM land.|
This north-facing crag gets AM shade, has great rock quality, and is host to several Unaweep gems. There is a strong potential here for route development.
Chalcopyrite Wall is 1.3 miles west of Divide Road on the south side of CO Highway 141. There is a short, private property approach to BLM land, be as inconspicuous as possible when crossing private land. There is a decent approach trail to the west end of the buttress below Hand Jive
. The approach to the east and middle is more bushwhacky but short. Traversing to the east from Hand Jive
to the other climbs is tedious due to the scrub oak. The approach time either way is about 15-20 minutes.
Weather station 17.3 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Chalcopyrite Wall
Crimson Behelit 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Chalcopyrite Wall
This route starts in a large right-facing corner with thin hands. Climb thin hands to hands into a chimney (~60 ft). At the beginning of the chimney traverse left 10 ft on a good ledge and gaze up into the gaping offwidth that awaits you. Wedge yourself into the steeply overhung offwidth (crux) for some strenuous stacking. Fight your way up to killer twin hand jams. Follow twin cracks to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Route guide. Pink is Hand Jive, Blue is Hand to H...
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 8, 2013
No matter what route you do at this wall, the approach is the crux. Wear canvas.
Stef thrashes her way up to Chalcopyrite Wall. Wear canvas or leather!