This wall is left of Upper Motherís in an area that has seen only a handful of ascents. The wall sits directly behind someoneís house, but it is on BLM land. The rock is similar in quality to the rest of Mothers Buttress, but there arenít as many continuous cracks, meaning most routes can only be protected with bolts. The cliff is roughly 450 feet tall at its tallest point, and there is some potential for multi-pitch routes, though I only put up single pitch routes so far. Watch out for cactus and rock fall, I cleaned most of the really bad loose rock off the routes I put up, but you should still be cautious.
This area is left of Upper Mothers but is part of the same cliff. To access it, park in the WCCC parking lot at Mothers Buttress and hike the trail all the way up and over to Upper Mothers. I go down a talus field just before getting to Upper Mothers, but if you miss it, you can head downhill when the trail meets the cliff. Either way, head downhill till you see a clearing in the trees and head west, go through the trees 20-30 feet below the stake sticking out of the ground with pink tape indicating the property line between the WCCC land and BLM. Follow the cairns to a dead tree laid over, then switchback up to the cliff.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Other Mothers:
First First 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Black Bunny Rabbit 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Dolphin Girl 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
84.1% Eclipse of the Heart (The Eclipse Route) 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Monk Sandals 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
RSG 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Soul Steeler 5.11+ Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
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RSG 5.10a CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Other Mothers
RSG has 8 bolts with a three bolt anchor, and it is 5.8 until the last lead bolt. The last few moves get harder and slightly more awkward, but they are fun. From the second to last bolt, you can bail left onto Black Bunny Rabbit, but you donít want to miss the end. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO