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Irishman's Temple - "The Cleansing" T 
Le Veuve Noire T 
Mother's Day T,TR 
Organ Pipe Spire T 
Organ Pipe Spire - The Weird Fun  T 
Pipe Dream T 
Pipe Organ Spire - South West face T 
Pipe Organ Spire-Southeast T 
Rainbow Tower T 
Sunken Curve Corner T 

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There are many other areas in the monument with climbs that might be best categorized as "other areas." These include Airport Tower, Crack of Noon Tower, Dirty Old Man Tower, Roadside Crags, Devil's Canyon, Fruita Canyon, Wedding Canyon (though you have a couple routes from this area already - Fast Draw, Medicine Man), Hueco Buttress, Super Crack Buttress, and Terra Tower. There are many routes to add but do not match the rocks listed as options for Colorado N. Monument. Some of these are excellent in quality.

Getting There 

Colorado N. Monument other routes are scattered in the monument. From Grand Junction follow the signs to the monument to the South. Many of these are accessed via the Rim Rock Drive or via Colo. Hwy. 340.

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Classic Climbing Routes in Other areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Other areas:
Mother's Day   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Organ Pipe Spire   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 PG13     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 210'   
Rainbow Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 220'   
Pipe Organ Spire-Southeast   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 350'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Rainbow Tower.  I'm at the top of the first pitch ...

Rainbow Tower 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Other areas
Rainbow Tower climbs an obvious, giant, left-facing dihedral. P1- Climb through 10' of mank to get into a thin, splitter crack. Climb this crack on small gear for a ways until it widens out and you see a pin out right that will take you to a 2 pin anchor in an alcove. (5.6, C1, 115').P2- To continue form the alcove there are 3 crack options...you pick. They will all work. We climbed the center crack with very awkward 5.9 to get into a chimney. Climb the chimney to two aid bolts. Aid past the...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Mar 12, 2011
Hey Admins,

At what point would it be better to start adding a little more clarity to the "other areas" section? As someone who has routinely gotten the names/locations of towers confused, I would really appreciate it. At the very least, there could be a section for No Thoroughfare Canyon. I would add it, but I have gotten some flak for not knowing what I'm talking about in CNM.

By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Mar 12, 2011
I will work on creating a way to separate the monument into maybe three section based on location. Confusion is partly how the monument works on you though. Hah.

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