Exit 49 Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Alex Garhart on Nov 15, 2007|
Me leading the final pitch of "the Bear"...
There is a multitude of adventure climbing around Exit 49, south of I-70. There are several sandstone buttresses and towers that vary in height from 25 feet to well over 100 feet within 20 minutes hike of CO Highway 65 and I-70.
Heading east from Grand Junction on I-70, take exit 49 towards Powderhorn Ski area. When the 1-way southbound exit joins northbound Highway 65, make a U-turn and drive back toward I-70. There is a parking area near the I-70 east entrance on the west (left) side of the road, across from an obvious detached tower.
Climbing Season For the Grand Junction Area area.
Weather station 6.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Exit 49
Birthday Tower 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Exit 49
Climb good hands in solid rock for ~10 feet into some very rotten rock. The rotten section is ~12 feet thick, with a strangely solid and safe hand/finger crack in the center of it, that protects well. Pull over a small roof (crux) and make easy moves to the top on solid sandstone. It gets one star for the adventure, not the rock quality....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Three free standing towers near the top of the but...
Detached tower across from the parking area. The ...
Near the upper buttress of the Exit 49 Area.