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Elevation: 5,674 ft 1,729 m
GPS: 39.07632, -108.68464
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Shared By: Jesse Zacher on Jul 18, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

This area has climbing similar to Liberty Cap (on same cliff band). Many quality crack climbs of various grades are available. There are around 10-15 climbs.

Getting There Suggest change

From I-70, take the Fruita exit 19, and head south on highway 340 (Broadway), over the Colorado River, past Rimrock, past the Monument Canyon Trailhead, and 0.8 miles more until you get to South Broadway.

Turn right on South Broadway. In about 0.6 of a mile, the road will veer left and run alongside the monument. Very shortly after, about 0.2 of a mile on the right hand side, will be a break in the fence and about enough room to park two or three cars. This is the Gold Star Canyon trailhead.

From the break in the fence, take the trail that heads off left (for about a 1/4 of a mile), and hike for a little over a mile, staying down low near the fence, then look for a small game trail on the right that heads to the upper tier. It will be just before a big drainage of metamorphic rock. Walk up that and the cliffs will be on the right hand of the U-shaped/ bowl of sandstone wall. This is approximately a 30-40 minute hike.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tiara Rado

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1
 8
Jolly Tower - Marital Bliss
Trad, Aid
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 9
Oompah Tower - Ethan Putterman a…
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 67
Short, Cupped Hands
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
First Impressions
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Eagle Tower-Mother Lover
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 14
Singles
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 42
Dirty Martini
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
100' Hands
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Large Surprises
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Incredible Handcrack of the Monu…
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 7
Disappear/Reappear
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
The Middle Finger - History is T…
Trad 3 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Soren Roof
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 17
Flapper
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jolly Tower - Marital Bliss
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid
Oompah Tower - Ethan Putter…
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Short, Cupped Hands
 67
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
First Impressions
 15
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Eagle Tower-Mother Lover
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Singles
 14
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Dirty Martini
 42
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
100' Hands
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Large Surprises
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Incredible Handcrack of the…
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Disappear/Reappear
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
The Middle Finger - History…
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Soren Roof
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Flapper
 17
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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