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Elevation: 7,271 ft
GPS: 38.57939, -107.70252
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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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Classic Climbing Routes at North Rim Routes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 245
Escape Artist
Trad 7 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 160
Journey Home
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 274
Comic Relief
Trad 8 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3 R
 20
The Hallucinogen Wall
Trad, Aid 16 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 118
Checkerboard Wall
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 63
The Cruise
Trad 12 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 55
Cloaked Interpretation
Trad 8 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 271
The Scenic Cruise
Trad 13 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 43
Atlantis
Trad 16 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 85
Lightning Bolt Crack
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 32
Comic 2.0
Trad 8 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 30
Happy Ending
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 38
Stoned Oven
Trad 13 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 10
The Free Nose
Trad 14 pitches
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
 8
The Free Hallucinogen Wall
Trad 12 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Escape Artist SOB Gully (skier's le…
 245
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Journey Home N Chasm View Wall
 160
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Comic Relief SOB Gully (skier's le…
 274
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
The Hallucinogen Wall N Chasm View Wall
 20
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3 R Trad, Aid 16 pitches
Checkerboard Wall Checkerboard Wall
 118
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
The Cruise N Chasm View Wall
 63
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Cloaked Interpretation SOB Gully (skier's le…
 55
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
The Scenic Cruise N Chasm View Wall
 271
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 13 pitches
Atlantis Prisoner of Your Hair…
 43
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 16 pitches
Lightning Bolt Crack SOB Gully (skier's le…
 85
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Comic 2.0 SOB Gully (skier's le…
 32
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 8 pitches
Happy Ending N Chasm View Wall
 30
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Stoned Oven N Chasm View Wall
 38
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 13 pitches
The Free Nose N Chasm View Wall
 10
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 14 pitches
The Free Hallucinogen Wall N Chasm View Wall
 8
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R Trad 12 pitches
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