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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 32 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 34
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) 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
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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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Getting There

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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
 198
The Maiden Voyage aka The Red Dihedral
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 68
Casually Off-Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 80
Russian Arete
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 161
Escape Artist
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 121
Journey Home
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 45
King Me
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 184
Comic Relief
Trad 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 78
Checkerboard Wall
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 44
The Cruise
Trad 12 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 46
Cloak & Dagger
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 172
The Scenic Cruise
Trad 13 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
A Midsummer's Night Dream
Trad 6 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 28
Atlantis
Trad 16 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 29
Lightning Bolt Crack
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 28
Stoned Oven
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Maiden Voyage aka The R… Checkerboard Wall
 198
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Casually Off-Route SOB Gully (skier's le…
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Russian Arete Aretes
 80
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Escape Artist SOB Gully (skier's le…
 161
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Journey Home N Chasm View Wall
 121
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
King Me Checkerboard Wall
 45
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Comic Relief SOB Gully (skier's le…
 184
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Checkerboard Wall Checkerboard Wall
 78
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
The Cruise N Chasm View Wall
 44
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Cloak & Dagger SOB Gully (skier's le…
 46
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 6 pitches
The Scenic Cruise N Chasm View Wall
 172
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 13 pitches
A Midsummer's Night Dream N Chasm View Wall
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Atlantis Prisoner of Your Hair…
 28
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 16 pitches
Lightning Bolt Crack SOB Gully (skier's le…
 29
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Stoned Oven N Chasm View Wall
 28
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 13 pitches
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