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Routes in Fruita Canyon

Balanced Rock T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1-
Ballerina (right of Taper) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Book of Pleasure, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1+
Harvest Moon T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Left of Special Verdict T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Otto's Ladder T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ribbed Buttress T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a C1
Special Verdict T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Squeeze Box T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Taper (unknown) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Z-Row Gravity T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Description

The canyon you drive up when entering the Monument from the western kiosk. Several climbs can be accessed within easy reach of the road. Typical Momument affairs including loose /dirty rocks, and high ratio of adventure per pitch can be found.

Getting There

Drive towards the Monument and head up into the West entrance. Fruita Canyon is the canyon that you drive up through before the first tunnel.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fruita Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Taper (unknown)
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a C1
Ribbed Buttress
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Taper (unknown) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Ribbed Buttress 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a C1 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
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