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Aretes 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Below Checkerboard Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Checkerboard Wall, The 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Grizzly Creek Gully 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Island Peaks Overlook 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Long Draw area 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
North Chasm View Wall 30 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 32
Painted Wall, The 5 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 5
Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gully 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
SOB Gully (skier's left side) 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Elevation: 7,271 ft
GPS: 38.579, -107.703 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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[This side of the impressive Black Canyon of the Gunnison is known for its pleasant, long routes with warmer temperatures. Despite the canyon's steepness and narrowness, these routes have a brighter ambience than some of the neighboring walls across the water. The one disadvantage to climbing on this side is that access is somewhat longer.

All routes here should be considered adventure climbing with challenging rock, rock quality, route finding, runouts, etc.. Assistance, in the event of the unexpected, is difficult to non-existent. Be prepared.

As with most climbing in the area, poison ivy and ticks are hazards during the non-climbing times of your visits here. Some folks have been even known to wear disposable Tivek suits to avoid these diminuitive demons.

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[The Black Canyon of Gunninson is located approximately 250 miles SW of Denver.

North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Hwy 92 and North Rim Road (closed in winter)

From the East, you can drive to Gunnison US 50, go W. To access the upstream end of the canyon, take CO Hwy 92 at the downstream end of the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
The Maiden Voyage aka The Red Dihedral
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Casually Off-Route
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Russian Arete
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Escape Artist
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Journey Home
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Comic Relief
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3+ R
The Hallucinogen Wall
Trad, Aid 16 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Checkerboard Wall
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
The Cruise
Trad 12 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cloak & Dagger
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Cloaked Interpretation
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Scenic Cruise
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
A Midsummer's Night Dream
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Atlantis
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Stoned Oven
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Maiden Voyage aka The R… Checkerboard Wall 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Casually Off-Route SOB Gully (skier's left side) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Russian Arete Aretes 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Escape Artist SOB Gully (skier's left side) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Journey Home N Chasm View Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Comic Relief SOB Gully (skier's left side) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
The Hallucinogen Wall N Chasm View Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3+ R Trad, Aid 16 pitches
Checkerboard Wall Checkerboard Wall 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
The Cruise N Chasm View Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Cloak & Dagger SOB Gully (skier's left side) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 6 pitches
Cloaked Interpretation SOB Gully (skier's left side) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
The Scenic Cruise N Chasm View Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 13 pitches
A Midsummer's Night Dream N Chasm View Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Atlantis Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gully 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 16 pitches
Stoned Oven N Chasm View Wall 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 13 pitches
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