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Fruita Canyon

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Balanced Rock T 
Ballerina (right of Taper) T 
Book of Pleasure, The T 
Harvest Moon T 
Left of Special Verdict T 
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress T 
Otto's Ladder T 
Ribbed Buttress T 
Special Verdict T 
Squeeze Box T 
Taper (unknown) T 
Z-Row Gravity T 

Fruita Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Airbiscuit on Jan 6, 2007


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The canyon you drive up when entering the Monument from the western kiosk. Several climbs can be accessed within easy reach of the road. Typical Momument affairs including loose /dirty rocks, and high ratio of adventure per pitch can be found.

Getting There 

Drive towards the Monument and head up into the West entrance. Fruita Canyon is the canyon that you drive up through before the first tunnel.

Climbing Season

For the Colorado National Monument area.

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fruita Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fruita Canyon:
Taper (unknown)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Ribbed Buttress   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a C1     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Fruita Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The two climbs of the Ribbed Buttress.

Ribbed Buttress 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a C1  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Fruita Canyon
This is one of gems around here, short approach, good moves, and good adventurous climbing. It is definitely a must do. P1: Solo a short perfect hands crack (5.8) to an alcove at the base of a large chimney (you can avoid this pitch by climbing a ramp and entering this alcove from the side but it is WAY sketchy!).P2: Climb a long pitch up the semi-rotten chimney past a few fixed anchors catch a rest and then fire up the fingers in the right-facing chimney on better rock to a hanging belay. 5.1...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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