Pink Floyd Area Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Hoez on Jan 10, 2010 with updates
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BETA PHOTO: The Pink Floyd Area. Update 1.7. Approximate foo...
Per Nick Reecy
It may be safe to say that the quantity, density, and quality of the boulders found at Pink Floyd outshines the rest of Nine Mile Hill.
Pink Floyd is the far west boundary of the Mecca Area. The boulders are those which are located at 6,200 feet below the canyon's west wall above the Mecca area.
The style of bouldering is predominantly vertical, but many slab and slightly overhung problems exist as well. The area is sublimely secluded from the highway that intersects the canyon and unlike Main Mecca, Pink Floyd's soil isn't nearly as nasty after becoming wet, and the canyon wall makes for early shade during late afternoons.
Per Nick Reecy
: from the Mecca parking area, go through the green gate (close it behind you), follow the foot path downhill, cross East Creek, head uphill, make a right on the dirt track, head north by northwest for a few minutes, make a left onto a well worn foot path, head west through a sage brush meadow toward the west canyon wall. The trail will eventually deposit you at the Main Boulder. At a brisk pace, you can reach the area in about 10 minutes. It is approximately a 0.5 mile, one way, to reach the center of the area.
Weather station 15.7 miles from here
138 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',79],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pink Floyd Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pink Floyd Area:
Featured Route For Pink Floyd Area
The Sun Drains Heavy V2 5+ CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Two Balloons Boulder
The Sun Drains Heavy ascends a slightly overhanging face on perfect stone over an outstanding landing.Sit start with a right hand edge on the arete and a left hand on the shelf/jug. From there, move up to a perfect left hand edge, get a high right toe, move to a right hand broken edge, cross over with a big right to a sloper jug (the texture!), work the remaining edges, and top it out....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: One small segment of the Main Boulder's east face.
Once you see this boulder on the trailhead up towa...
By Nick Reecy
Feb 3, 2012
Sweet, thanks for posting!
Feb 5, 2012