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Description 

Dynamite Shacks is one of two bouldering areas near the east entrance of Colorado National Monument (the other being Bullet Hole Rock Area). The boulders are Dakota sandstone, and vary in difficulty from V-easy to V7ish. The area is generally dry and climbable most of the year, although rain and snowmelt will make the hillsides the consistency of peanut butter. There is a lot of opportunity for route development in the area.


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 1.5 miles, there will be a large gravel parking lot on the left marked with a BLM sign for the Tabeguache Trail. Dynamite Shacks is across the road from the Tabeguache parking area. There is a small, rutted out, parking area on the right side of the road as well.


53 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dynamite Shacks:
Easy Flake   V0+ 4+     Boulder   Main Area
The Millennium Falcon   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Main Area
Long Traverse   V1+ 5     Boulder, 30'   Main Area
Out and Back   V1+ 5     Boulder   The Ridge
The Cave   V2- 5+     Boulder   Main Area
Barn Door   V2 5+     Boulder   Main Area
Menudo on We   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 16'   The Ridge
Spidey Grip   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Main Area
Isosceles    V3 6A R     Boulder, 15'   The Ridge
Unknown   V3 6A     Boulder   The Ridge
Ben's Dyno   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Ridge
Vodka Arete-Left   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   The Ridge
All American Grinder   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Main Area
Delusions of Grandeur    V6 7A     Boulder, 14'   The Ridge
Vodka Arete-Right   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 12'   The Ridge
Medusa's Knees    V7 7A+     Boulder   The Ridge
Woman King   V8 7B     Boulder   Hobo Castle Area : Lancer Boulder
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Featured Route For Dynamite Shacks
Kody working the first dyno on Natural Selection.

Natural Selection V3 6A  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Main Area
I know for sure I am not the first person to do this, so let me know if you've got info on the problem.Start on two crimps on the left side of the overhung face. Make an all points off dyno to the good dish. From there, make another big move to the lip right below the top of the boulder. Top out straight up (the same way you top out The Millennium Falcon).The first move isn't necessarily hard, it's just not natural, but it's a great move....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Phoenix doing some fine spotting.
Phoenix doing some fine spotting.
Before.
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Boulder 1 - Joe 97 <br />Boulder 2 - Easy Flake <br />Boulder 3 - The Cave <br />Boulder 4 - Long Traverse <br />Boulder 5 - Nipple Burner
BETA PHOTO: Boulder 1 - Joe 97
Boulder 2 - Easy Flake
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By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jul 9, 2012

The Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition will be having a trail day a Dynamite Shacks on Saturday, July 28th. We plan on cleaning up, trail building, and doing some erosion control. We will supply a grill and some items to cook up for volunteers. People are encouraged to bring a dish to share as well. We will begin at 4:00 PM. Please bring plenty of water, gloves, and any trail building tools you might have. There will be some goodies there to give out to volunteers provided by the Access Fund, REI, Summit Canyon, and other donors. Bring your bouldering pads and climbing shoes as there will be time for some fun on the rock! If you have any questions/comments, please email at: western_co_climbers@hotmail.com. Hope to see you all there!~

By Rschap
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 29, 2012

The WCCC had a great turn out yesterday and a lot of trash and broken glass got picked up. We also fixed the trail to the Upper Band that had washed out in several places. The trail starts just before you get to the Warm Up Boulder (Easy Flake, YO-TAN-CHI-LA) and achieves the ridge next to the Vodka Boulder, follow the cairns. There is still a lot of trash and broken glass to be picked up of course; this was only the first step.

The WCCC is coming to an agreement with the city to take care of the Dynamite Shacks and Bullet Hole (both are city property). The city has been very receptive and excited about the WCCC wanting to take care of this land. The future should see some vast improvements to this area making it cleaner, safer, and free of graffiti.

By Rschap
From: Grand Junction, CO
Oct 22, 2012

This morning the WCCC painted over the graffiti on the old explosive bunkers out at the Shacks. The City of Grand Junction supplied the paint as part of our joint effort to clean up the area. There is still graffiti to be removed from some of the boulders, but we wanted to get the painting done before it got too cold and we had to wait till spring. We’ll get to the graffiti on the boulders soon. Happy climbing, everyone.