Elevation: 6,000 ft
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Description

The "Wild Wild West" is a remote area of western Colorado near Naturita. With no nearby population centers, climbing in this area is wide open. Most of the rock is sandstone, with everything from short crags to pinnacles to long sandstone cracks.

The best source of information on this area is Charlie Fowler's  and Damon Johnston's guidebook, The Wild Wild West.

Getting There

Approach from the south through the Telluride area on CO 145 northwest to Naturita and then continue west on CO 90.

From Grand Junction head south on CO 141 through Unaweep Canyon.

From the the Moab / Indian Creek area, head south on UT 191 to UT 46 east which becomes CO 90.

Unfortunately Charlie Fowler's excellent website is gone. Here's a link to the archive of it: web.archive.org/web/2006120…

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Classic Climbing Routes at Naturita and Paradox Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V7-8 7B
 4
The Manhattan Project
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 78
Psycho-Path
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Sandstoner's Highway
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Rancho Deluxe
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Black Bart
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Dark Energy
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Sizzlin' Summer Solstice Spectac…
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Finger Fusion
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Bomb Factory
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Background Radiation
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Darkness Till Dawn
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 22
Nameless Face
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 10
Chaos Spider
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Open Range
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Lickety Split
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Manhattan Project Atomic Energy Bouldering
 4
V7-8 7B Boulder
Psycho-Path Big Gypsum - Do… > Psycho Tower
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Sandstoner's Highway Sunshine Wall (River…
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Rancho Deluxe Atomic Energy Crag
 17
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Black Bart Red Rocks > Open Range
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dark Energy Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Sizzlin' Summer Solstice Sp… Big Gypsum - Do… > Black Wall
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Finger Fusion Atomic Energy Crag
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bomb Factory Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Background Radiation Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Darkness Till Dawn Big Gypsum - Do… > Black Wall
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Nameless Face Big Gypsum - Do… > Psycho Tower
 22
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Chaos Spider Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Open Range Red Rocks > Open Range
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Lickety Split Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
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