Sunday Wall Rock Climbing
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Sunday Wall. Our guidebook covered only the right ...
Sunday Wall is probably the most visited crag in Unaweep Canyon and for good reason. It hosts both sport and trad climbs up to 5 pitches long, on excellent gneiss/granite, ranging from 5.6 to 5.12+. Most routes follow steep cracks or blank looking faces. Sport routes are difficult and exciting, trad routes are asthetic and fun, but take a little getting used to.
The wall is located 2.2 miles West of Divide Road on the North side of CO Hwy 141, on Access Fund property. Park on the North side of the CO Hwy 141 with a wooden stile crossing the fence ~ 10 minute approach. Rock is generally solid but there can be loose sections. Most routes involve a rappel but some walk off and is often sunny. Suggested routes include but are not limited to: Optical Illusions (5.11b A0), Bridge Of Air (5.12), Sweet Sunday Seranade
(5.9) and Catch a Wave
Drive West from Divide Road for 2.2miles and look for a large dirt pull-out, on the right hand side of the road, with a visible "Access Fund" sign, it's pretty easy.
Climbing Season For the The Access Fund Trailhead area.
Weather station 17.2 miles from here
49 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunday Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunday Wall:
Sun Dancer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 160'
2-fer 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Gargoyle 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Napa Arete 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
The Wave 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Simple Mind 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Bridge of Air 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'
The Steeple 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
Echoes 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 580'
Featured Route For Sunday Wall
Sun Dancer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Sunday Wall
This is the most obvious finish to any route that reaches "Sundeck Ledge". The ledge can be reached by the "Standard Route" to keep the grade at 5.8, but the recommended approach would have to be "Satisfaction Guaranteed", directly beneath the dihedral--which would certainly be a 3 star combination in my opinionFrom the bolt anchor just below Sundeck Ledge, this pitch is a full ropelength and might present rope drag issues. From Sundeck Ledge, climb up to a chockstone, mantle over onto a ledge...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Sunday Wall, Unaweep Canyon.
The right side of Sunday Wall.
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 11, 2010
The "Access Fund" sign is missing, but the wooden stile over the fence looks new and is easy to spot. The large pullout is on the north (right) side of the road, just a little ways before CO 141 mile marker 137 as you are driving southwest.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Oct 1, 2014
Huge rockfall from the storms this last weekend (9/27-28) near Sweet Sunday Serenade. Obliterated a green 13" tree at the base. The trail is slightly treacherous through this section.