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Sunday Wall

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2-fer T,S 
Antlers on a Sunday T 
Arch Traverse S 
Bandito T 
Beginner's Luck T 
Black Dynamite T 
Bridge of Air T,S 
Burnt Beautician T,S 
Catch a Wave S 
Dike Arch T,S 
Dike Pinch T,S 
Don Juan T 
Dreams of Far Away Places T 
Echoes T,S 
Fearless First S 
Gargoyle T 
High Exposure T 
Monkey Gone to Heaven S 
Motion Fascination T 
Napa Arete T,S 
Napa Valley T 
Optical Illusions S 
Overlap T,S 
People are Poodles Too. T 
Pillar 1 S 
Pillar 2a  T,S 
Porticullis S 
R-Tree It T,S 
Red Hangers T 
Right of Trash Can Alley T 
Second Pillar S 
Silently Indirect T,S 
Simple Mind S 
Single Bolt Seam T 
Smooth Reach T,S 
Standard Route T 
Steeple, The T 
Sun Dancer T 
Sweet Sunday Serenade T 
Three's Company T 
Tree It T,S 
Undocumented (Left of Bandito) T 
Unknown Arete T,S 
Unknown Pillar T,S 
Unknown Reach T,S 
Upper Deck 0.5 T,S 
Upper Deck 1 T,S 
Upper Deck 2 T,S 
Wave, The T,S 

Sunday Wall  


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Description 

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 (5.11a).

Getting There 

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


49 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',5],['5.9',4],['5.10',17],['5.11',14],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunday Wall:
Beginner's Luck   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Three's Company   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sun Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   
Bandito   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Undocumented (Left of Bandito)   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sweet Sunday Serenade   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Unknown Pillar   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
2-fer   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
R-Tree It   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
Arch Traverse   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Black Dynamite   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Catch a Wave   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Simple Mind   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Optical Illusions   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Napa Valley   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 5 pitches   
Red Hangers   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bridge of Air   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
Echoes   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 580'   
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Echoes 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Sunday Wall
This is a climb protected by mixed bolts and gear and goes up the Sunday Wall.Begin in the easy gully to the right of the first few routes you approach when hiking in from the main parking lot (this pitch is short and can be done without a rope 5.4). Two bolt anchors with purple rope marks the belays on the route.Pitch 1 - 5.4.Pitch 2 - 5.10+.Pitch 3 - 5.12+/13- not sure where it falls in the grade.Pitch 4 - 5.8.Pitch 5 - 5.12+/13- again not sure where it falls in the grade.Pitch 6 - 5.11+.Pitch...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.
Sunday Wall, Unaweep Canyon.
BETA PHOTO: Sunday Wall, Unaweep Canyon.
The right side of Sunday Wall.
The right side of Sunday Wall.

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By Jesse Zacher
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From: Grand Junction, Co
Dec 19, 2013
CONDITION REPORT 
If you left and article of clothing here in the last week or two, let me know what it was, and I will return it!
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.