Bang's Canyon Rock Climbing
Routes in Bang's Canyon
|Baby Bang S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Bang and Blame S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Big Bang S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Big Fat Weiners S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Blackhole V7 7A+|
|Choss Master S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Liquid Charcoal S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Project S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a|
|Proper Grammar V6+ 7A|
|Pumping Jesus S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|She Bangs S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Unknown (.13-) S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Wormhole V5-6 6C+|
|Shared By:||Skyeler Congdon on Mar 24, 2007|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is Grand Junction's only bona fide sport crag! Just up the trail from the mica mine in Bang's Canyon lies a VERY steep, little crag with about 8 or 9 routes. These routes are HARD. There is one 11a warm-up (locals have been known to call it 10d...), but everything else is 12a-13c. (EDIT: There is also a 10b that went up recently.)
At first glance, the rocks seems like total choss, but the two routes I've done so far were both great. This is a superb training crag due to the steepness and technical nature of the climbing. Best of all, this crag sits in a BEAUTIFUL canyon complete with waterfall and afternoon shade.
Getting ThereTo reach from Grand Jct., turn off Broadway (CO highway 340) onto Rim Rock Drive (the way to the CNM) and go 1 block, then turn left on to D Road, which soon turns into Rosevale Rd. and leads to CS Road (aka Little Park Road). Follow CS Road for approximately 5 miles (8km) to the turnoff to Rough and Bangs Canyons at the first left after the crest of the hill. This is also the trailhead to the Tabeguache Trail. Park at the gravel parking area and hike 1/4 mile (0.4 km) southwest on a rough road to a small canyon. Turn right (Left is Rough Canyon) and walk for 20-30 minutes. Soon you will reach an old mica mine (giant white cave). From there, it's just another 50 meters on the right.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bang's Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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