This is the first cluster of routes when heading up canyon from Don Juan and the Upper Tier routes. This area incorporates the single pitch routes and multi-pitch routes that are on and extend above the apron-like formation to the right of a low angle chossy protrusion that separates Zone 1 from Zone 2.
Walk 100 yards up canyon from Don Juan looking for a short, sharp arete with bolts and a low angle slab of dark rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Zone 1:
Beyer 5 5.8- R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Beyer 1 5.10- Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Beyer 0.25 5.10 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Beyer 0.5 5.10+ Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
4_P_Beyer 5.10+ PG13 Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400 feet, Grade III
Beyer 4 5.11- Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Beyer 3 5.11 Trad, Sport, 100 feet
Beyer 2 5.11+ Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Featured Route For Zone 1
Beyer 3 5.11 CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Zone 1
The first bolt is way up there, but the climbing is easy. Trend left up the dark rock towards the bolt. From here, make some fun moves through horizontal band of dark rock and on to a steeper section. Some slab moves leads you to the left of the anchor where you can place a green C3 to back up the fixed head before you traverse right to the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO