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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.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

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 last big move.

Pistol Grip V5+ 6C+  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Prosecution Rock
Stand start, left hand on high good hold wrapping around left side of face. Right foot to counter balance and pop up for left hand side pull/crimp. Bring left leg high, set left foot on small hold for firing up to great pocket (pistol grip, kinda...). Your feet will pop from the small dyno, stay tight, bump left foot up to first hand hold, set right foot high on slopping ledge and somehow match with hands in pocket. With feet set, fire to the top, best holds are farther right than you want to go...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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