Independence Monument Rock Climbing
Routes in Independence Monument
|Geezer Highway T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Independence Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1|
|Otto's Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Slavery T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A3-|
|South Face Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3+|
|Sundial Dihedral T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c C1|
|Unknown handcrack T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|GPS:||39.096, -108.723 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a great tower with many different types of routes on its soft sandstone. Most routes get to the awesome summit in 4-6 pitches and all routes require double ropes to rappel. This tower should definitely be on your tick list if you haven't done any climbs here, and if you've never done any desert climbing like the Fishers or Moab, you'll get a nice introduction to that type of climbing.
The rock is generally solid, but flakes and small holds sometimes break off and all the climbing is sandy, nearly negating the need for chalk.
6/25-6/26/16 Otto's Route, vicinity, and rap will be closed! Details
Otto's Route and any line requiring a rap down Otto's Route on Independence Monument will be closed this Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th for route maintenance
Getting ThereGoing South on 340 from Fruita, go past the entrance to Colorado Monument on the right a couple miles. As you pass over the crest of a hill with a housing division on the right look immediately for a right turn down what appears to be a driveway to the Monument Trail parking lot. This small lot leads about 2 miles (45 minutes to 1 hour+) to the base of the monument.
Classic Climbing Routes at Independence Monument
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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