Elevation: 4,800 ft
GPS: 39.109, -108.354 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 31, 2007
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This area was first recorded in Eric Bjornstad's Desert Rock III. Four tower climbs instigated by Pete Takeda and Duane Raleigh in 1992/3. These dirt towers of compressed shale with a sandstone cap rock can be seen as one drives passed Palisade on I-70 Interstate. These four towers climbed at that time where mostly quite short and fat. Seven years later from 2000 to 2001 Paul Ross with various partners cleaned up the area climbing nine more towers, some being extremely slim and spectacular for their size. Not great climbing, but they do have an element of risk and make great photos!! Please note the star system on these "things" apply only to this area.Good winter fun.

Getting There

Take Exit 42 to Palisade about 200 yards from the exit take the first road on the right G.7/10 Road. Follow this...it eventually bends to the right and goes under the Interstate to the Mt. Garfield trailhead. All climbs are hiked to from here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Things Of Beauty (aka Interstate I-70 Towers)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
C0
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Bug-Eyed Monster
Trad, Aid
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The Sword of Damocles.
Trad, Aid
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bug-Eyed Monster
 3
C0 Trad, Aid
The Sword of Damocles.
 7
C2+ Trad, Aid
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