Elevation: 6,000 ft
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Shared By: John Peterson on Feb 28, 2007 with improvements by Stevie Johnson
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Psycho-Path
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Sandstoner's Highway
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Mushroom Cloud
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Nameless Crack
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
Mad Cowboy Disease
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Rancho Deluxe
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Black Bart
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Finger Fusion
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Bomb Factory
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Darkness Till Dawn
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Nameless Face
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Chaos Spider
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
 7
Tower Of Power
Trad 3 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Open Range
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
The Cheeseheads
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Psycho-Path Big Gypsum - Do… > Psycho Tower
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Sandstoner's Highway Sunshine Wall (River…
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Mushroom Cloud Atomic Energy Crag
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nameless Crack Red Rocks > Open Range
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Mad Cowboy Disease Sunshine Wall (River…
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Rancho Deluxe Atomic Energy Crag
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Black Bart Red Rocks > Open Range
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Finger Fusion Atomic Energy Crag
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bomb Factory Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 5
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
 15
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chaos Spider Red Rocks > Porcelain Wall
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tower Of Power Big Gypsum - Do… > Hamm Canyon > Tower Of Power
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R Trad 3 pitches
Open Range Red Rocks > Open Range
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
The Cheeseheads Carpenter Ridge - Par…
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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