Elevation: 7,076 ft
GPS: 38.818, -108.608 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Jan 13, 2002 with improvements by chris righter
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Sunday Wall is probably the most visited crag in Unaweep Canyon and for good reason. It hosts both sport and trad climbs up to 5 pitches long, on excellent gneiss/granite, ranging from 5.6 to 5.12+. Most routes follow steep cracks or blank looking faces. Sport routes are difficult and exciting, trad routes are asthetic and fun, but take a little getting used to.

The wall is located 2.2 miles West of Divide Road on the North side of CO Hwy 141, on Access Fund property. Park on the North side of the CO Hwy 141 with a wooden stile crossing the fence ~ 10 minute approach. Rock is generally solid but there can be loose sections. Most routes involve a rappel but some walk off and is often sunny. Suggested routes include but are not limited to: Optical Illusions (5.11b A0), Bridge Of Air (5.12), Sweet Sunday Seranade (5.9) and Catch a Wave (5.11a).

Getting There

Drive West from Divide Road for 2.2miles and look for a large dirt pull-out, on the right hand side of the road, with a visible "Access Fund" sign, it's pretty easy.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunday Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Standard Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Sun Dancer
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 108
Sweet Sunday Serenade
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Unknown Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Dike Pinch
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Napa Arete
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
The Wave
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Catch a Wave
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Smooth Reach
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Simple Mind
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 16
Optical Illusions
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Bridge of Air
Trad, Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Burnt Beautician
Trad, Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R
 4
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Echoes
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sun Dancer
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sweet Sunday Serenade
 108
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Unknown Pillar
 19
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Dike Pinch
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Napa Arete
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
The Wave
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Catch a Wave
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Smooth Reach
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Simple Mind
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Optical Illusions
 16
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Bridge of Air
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Burnt Beautician
 7
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Monkey Gone to Heaven
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R Sport
Echoes
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport 6 pitches
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Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
The "Access Fund" sign is missing, but the wooden stile over the fence looks new and is easy to spot. The large pullout is on the north (right) side of the road, just a little ways before CO 141 mile marker 137 as you are driving southwest. Oct 11, 2010
Jesse Zacher
Grand Junction, Co
Jesse Zacher   Grand Junction, Co  
Huge rockfall from the storms this last weekend (9/27-28) near Sweet Sunday Serenade. Obliterated a green 13" tree at the base. The trail is slightly treacherous through this section. Oct 1, 2014