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The far western sections of Colorado are pretty wild. What settlements there are are based upon ranching and uranium exploration. Due to its nature and relative inaccessibility climbers have been late to develop this quiet corner of the state.
From Grand Junction, Colorado. Head south out of town on US-50, towards Montrose and Delta. After traveling about 9 miles south of Grand Junction, turn right on CO-141, toward Gateway. This intersection is located in the small town of Whitewater.
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The Black Mama 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c CO : Grand Junction area : ... : The Palisade
The Black Mama climbs an impressive crack system on the west side of the Palisade.The climb is named after a nearby uranium mine that operated throughout the 1960s.P1: Climb 5.10 hands.P2: Go up a difficult, thin hands splitter through a roof (5.12) to a roof. Punch in some small gear, then traverse left out the roof (5.11+), and then go up a left-facing corner to the belay.P3: Climb the impressive overhanging finger and thin hands splitter. Save some #3 Camalots for a section before the...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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