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De Beque Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Colorado River in De Beque Canyon.

Description 

De Beque Canyon is a narrow canyon cut by the Colorado River. The rock in the canyon is Mesa Verde Sandstone, of highly variable quality. There are climbable buttresses throughout the canyon, often with difficult approaches and questionable rock quality. There are several established climbs in the canyon, and although the rock quality is hit or miss, the scenery and solitude of the canyon is capital. There are a tremendous amount of possibilities for route development in the area.

Getting There 

De Beque Canyon is approximately 15 miles (24 km) long, located on the Colorado River downstream from the town of De Beque, in eastern Mesa County. The canyon forms a narrow passage where the river passes along the western end of the Grand Mesa. At its lower end, the canyon opens out on the eastern end of the Grand Valley at the town of Palisade, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Grand Junction.

Climbing Season

For the Grand Junction Area area.

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37 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',20],['V4-5',11],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in De Beque Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for De Beque Canyon:
Cloud to Ground   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Wild Horse Boulder Area : Wild Horse Boulder
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Featured Route For De Beque Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The initial movement.

Crazy Horse V5 6C  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Wild Horse Boulder
This is a great route with a dynamic last move before the topout. As mentioned, the quality of rock varies dramatically. This route follows the solid holds on the black streaks. Refer to the pictures. Sit-start on the start holds for "Cloud to Ground". Move your left hand up to an obvious jug. Match with your right. Move your body around the corner left. Reach a solid pinch on the black streak. Lieback then reach a crimp that is on the next black streak...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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