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Juniper Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Juniper Canyon early in the AM.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This area has something for everyone. There are good moderate routes on the Rose Tower, Jackrabbit Buttress, and Brownstone Wall. Bigger routes are up at the Rainbow Wall and Cloud Tower.

Getting There 

The climbs in this area are most often approached from the Pine Creek parking lot. Follow the trail toward Pine Creek Canyon. Near the the mouth of the canyon, turn left (south) in the vicinity of the old homestead foundation. Cross the year-round stream and follow the trail up one long switchback to the rolling terrain along the base of the hillside. Climbs in the Rose Tower area depart westward fairly soon, but the trail continues all the way to the Juniper Canyon streambed for access to the Brownstone Wall and Rainbow Wall. Crimson Chrysalis and the Ginger Buttress are reached by crossing the streambed and climbing the steep hillside to the south.

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Weather station 2.9 miles from here

98 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',11],['5.8',14],['5.9',25],['5.10',28],['5.11',9],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Juniper Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Juniper Canyon:
Geronimo   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   Jackrabbit Buttress
Olive Oil   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Rose Tower
Black Dagger   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   Brownstone Wall
Crimson Chrysalis   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'   Cloud Tower
Armatron   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Brownstone Wall
Saddle Up   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 590'   Jackrabbit Buttress
Birdhunter Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'   The Rainbow Wall
The Black Pearl   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   Jackrabbit Buttress
Sweet Thin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 730'   Brownstone Wall
Ginger Cracks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   Ginger Buttress
Unimpeachable Groping   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 760'   Ginger Buttress
Power Failure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 450'   Ginger Buttress
The Clod Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1200'   Cloud Tower
The Nightcrawler   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 550'   Brownstone Wall
Jungle Gym   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Jungle Wall
Jungle Wall   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   Jungle Wall
Emerald Forest   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   Jungle Wall
Time's Up   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Brownstone Wall
Cloud Tower   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 810'   Cloud Tower
The Original Route   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 14 pitches, 1000'   The Rainbow Wall
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Featured Route For Juniper Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom section of Jungle Wall. Nov 21, 2011.

Jungle Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Jungle Wall
Jungle Wall is the second route on the wall climbers' right. The first bolt is about 25 feet off the deck but the climbing to get to it is easy. Climb up the wall for about 100 feet on 5.9 terrain until it starts getting thin and you're at the crux. Do some power slabbin for a few moves and catch a good rest.After the rest you're pretty much in there. Finish up on a little more friable rock and rap from the chains with two 60 meter ropes. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Juniper Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise hike to Crimson Chrysalis
Sunrise hike to Crimson Chrysalis
Rock Climbing Photo: Some of the key landmarks in the Juniper Canyon ar...
BETA PHOTO: Some of the key landmarks in the Juniper Canyon ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper Canyon
BETA PHOTO: Juniper Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper canyon rock
Juniper canyon rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper canyon
Juniper canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The Juniper canyon area
The Juniper canyon area
Rock Climbing Photo: Gunsight Notch
Gunsight Notch
Rock Climbing Photo: The beautiful, sheer Rainbow Wall on the right
The beautiful, sheer Rainbow Wall on the right
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper Canyon, from the Pine Creek parking lot.
Juniper Canyon, from the Pine Creek parking lot.
Rock Climbing Photo: But I was gonna climb Crimson Chrysalis today...
But I was gonna climb Crimson Chrysalis today...
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper Canyon, November 2008.
Juniper Canyon, November 2008.
Rock Climbing Photo: The mouth of Juniper Canyon.
The mouth of Juniper Canyon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking in towards Juniper Canyon and the Rainbow W...
Hiking in towards Juniper Canyon and the Rainbow W...
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper Canyon
Juniper Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainbow Mountain
Rainbow Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: munching flowers
munching flowers
Rock Climbing Photo: Juniper Canyon
BETA PHOTO: Juniper Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: South side of Juniper Canyon in the winter. And th...
South side of Juniper Canyon in the winter. And th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach to Juniper
Approach to Juniper
Rock Climbing Photo: Late afternoon light streaks through Pine Creek Ca...
Late afternoon light streaks through Pine Creek Ca...

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By Nick Tripp
Mar 26, 2016
CONDITION REPORT 
Found red climbing shoes sitting on a nice rock on the way out in juniper canyon around 11pm on 3/21. Message me 908-343-7885 with shoe info to claim them.

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