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Liberty Cap

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Beauty And the Beast T 
Cool Breeze T 
Double Jeopardy T 
F/S T 
Fire Within T 
Irish Pride S 
Kokopelli T 
Leprechaun T 
Liberty Cap Tower T 
Never Cry Wolf T 
On Fire T 
Osiris T 
Safeway Spire - Five Finger Discount T 
St. Patrick's Day Massacre T 
Steppin' On it T 
Stonehenge T 
Walmart Tower-Twelve Pack of Tube Socks T 
Whirling Dervish T 
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Liberty Cap Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Apr 18, 2006


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This crag has some of the best single pitch crack climbes in the area. Included in this section are Walmart Tower and Safeway Spire.

Getting There 

Drive west out of Grand Junction on Broadway (CO 340) into the Redlands. Drive approximately 3 miles turning left (south) onto Redlands Parkway. After 0.5 mile, the road curves right (east) and becomes South Broadway at South Camp Road. Continue west on South Broadway for approximately 0.5 mile to Wildwood Drive, turning left at the Liberty Cap Trailhead Sign and parking lot on the right. A 30-40 minute hike, level at first then steep, will bring you to a sign reading "to Rim Rock Drive - Liberty Cap Trail (right) Ute Canyon Trail (left)". Take Ute Canyon, follow it until the buttress is on the left, look for a path that leads up the cliff face. (Courtesy of Desert Rock III, Eric Bjornstad.)

Per Jonathan Stickel: the trailhead is now called "Wildwood Trailhead" and is there on Wildwood Dr.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Liberty Cap

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Liberty Cap:
Steppin' On it   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
On Fire   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Stonehenge   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
F/S   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Double Jeopardy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Safeway Spire - Five Finger Discount   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C2-     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 400'   
Irish Pride   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Kokopelli   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cool Breeze   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Never Cry Wolf   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Osiris   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Liberty Cap
Rock Climbing Photo: Steppin' On It.

Steppin' On it 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Liberty Cap
Move up some loose Chinle to gain some loose rock. Step lightly to then stuff big hands into a crack that goes in a corner till you hit a roof. Reach to your left and jam the continuous crack which turns is in a left facing dihedral....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Apr 18, 2006
Great crag to get some miles in.
By D-Storm
Aug 24, 2011
Has the trailhead changed? I hadn't gone there in years and then I tried to take my girlfriend there in June. I remembered the turn at Wildwood Drive and there was a gated/locked dirt road, which I believe was the old trailhead. I double-checked the Desert Rock III guidebook, and it described what I remembered. How do we access Liberty Cap and Ute Canyon, now?
By Jonathan Stickel
From: Golden, CO
Oct 13, 2014
The trailhead is now called "Wildwood Trailhead" and is there on Wildwood Dr.

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