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84.1% Eclipse of the Heart (The Eclipse Route) S 
Black Bunny Rabbit  S 
Boodalicious Baby T 
Dolphin Girl T 
First First T 
Monk Sandals T 
Newb Nation S 
RSG S 
Rudimentary Extraction T 
Soul Steeler S 

Other Mothers 


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Location: 38.8136, -108.6215 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rschap on May 27, 2012
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Description 

This wall is left of Upper Motherís but is part of the same cliff. The wall sits directly behind someoneís house, but it is on BLM land. The cliff is roughly 450 feet tall at its tallest point. Most of the routes are single pitch, but there are a couple of multi-pitch routes as well. Half of the routes are pure sport climbs where the other half require gear. Watch out for cactus and rockfall, I cleaned most of the really bad loose rock off the routes I put up, but you should still be cautious.


Getting There 

To access it, park in the WCCC parking lot at Mothers Buttress and hike the main trail to a cairn trail that splits left after you cross the creek before it starts up the steep part of the hill. Follow the cairns up to the cliff side of either the lower part of Upper Mothers or Other Mothers. I did the hike in 17 min from car to cliff with a heavy pack on.


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10 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Other Mothers:
84.1% Eclipse of the Heart (The Eclipse Route)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Black Bunny Rabbit    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
RSG   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Boodalicious Baby   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
Soul Steeler   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Robert making the squeeze at the top of the third pitch.

Boodalicious Baby 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Other Mothers
Pitch 1: Climb up the crack in a right-facing dihedral to a two bolt anchor. The crux is low, but this stays pretty consistent 5.10 for most of the pitch. The dihedral leans right, so your feet are rarely in the crack if ever. One bolt down low but protects with gear the rest of the way.Pitch 2: Continue up the dihedral on the left to a ledge then traverse the ledge left to the corner and head up to another ledge and a two bolt anchor. The rock quality in the corner was pretty bad so I place a f...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Other Mothers.
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Red- 84.1% Eclipse of the Heart (The Eclipse Route) <br />White- First First <br />Yellow- Black Bunny Rabbit <br />Blue- RSG <br />Green- Soul Steeler
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Where the trail splits from the main trail and heads directly over to the lower part of Upper Mothers and Other Mothers.
BETA PHOTO: Where the trail splits from the main trail and hea...
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By John Peterson
Mar 19, 2013

The WCCC is welcome to construct a trail directly up from the parking lot - definitely would be faster!

By Rschap
From: Grand Junction, CO
Mar 20, 2013

Thank you John, I've been looking at that and would like do it at some point. I have a line laid out that would go just around your property, but still it would be a pretty direct route.

By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26, 2013

There are now three bolted routes just right and around the corner from Rudimentary Extraction. Anyone have any information about these?

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Aug 26, 2013

One is easy, one is hard, one is very hard. haha.

By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26, 2013

That's what I thought when looking at them. Are there bolted anchors at the top?

By Alex Garhart
Aug 26, 2013

I bolted these routes a couple months ago. Left to right:
1) Lady Boy Show, 5.8+, mixed route.
2) Throbbing Gristle Project, feels like 12b-ish, never redpointed.
3) Crab Head Poseidon God, 5.11b/c.

They all have top anchors and are technically on the far left of Upper Mothers (per Randall Chapman).

There are also 2 old trad lines between Lady Boy Show and Throbbing Gristle that clock in at 5.9+ and 5.9.

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Aug 26, 2013

You can climb Lady Boy and get to the anchors of the throbbing project if you care to work/hang draws!

By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26, 2013

Thanks for the info!