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Elevation: 4,722 ft
GPS: 39.05009, -108.60657
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Shared By: Alex Garhart on Aug 20, 2009
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

Dynamite Shacks is one of two bouldering areas near the east entrance of Colorado National Monument (the other being Bullet Hole Rock Area). The boulders are Dakota sandstone, and vary in difficulty from V-easy to V8ish. The area is generally dry and climbable most of the year, although rain and snowmelt will make the hillsides the consistency of peanut butter. There is a lot of opportunity for route development in the area.

Getting There Suggest change

From Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue, which turns into Broadway. Cross over two bridges, at the next stop light turn left on to Monument Road, follow the signs to the Colorado National Monument, go approximately 1.5 miles, there will be a large gravel parking lot on the left marked with a BLM sign for the Tabeguache Trail. Dynamite Shacks is across the road from the Tabeguache parking area. There is a small, rutted out, parking area on the right side of the road as well.

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Click here for a property map: https://emap.mesacounty.us/viewer/..

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dynamite Shacks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0+ 4+
 46
Easy Flake
Boulder
V1 5
 123
The Millennium Falcon
Boulder
V1 5
 47
Joe 97 (right)
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 53
Spidey Grip
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 49
The Cave
Boulder
V3- 6A
 36
Joe 97 Center
Boulder
V3 6A
 38
Barn Door
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Menudo on We
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
Natural Selection
Boulder
V5 6C
 15
Vodka Arete-Left
Boulder
V5 6C
 24
All American Grinder
Boulder
V6- 7A
 14
Delusions of Grandeur
Boulder
V6 7A
 23
Vodka Arete-Right
Boulder
V7 7A+
 17
Medusa's Knees
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
Woman King
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Flake Main Area > Easy Block
 46
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Millennium Falcon Main Area > Falcon Block
 123
V1 5 Boulder
Joe 97 (right) Main Area > Joe 97 Boulder
 47
V1 5 Boulder
Spidey Grip Main Area > Spidey Block
 53
V2+ 5+ Boulder
The Cave Main Area > Cave Boulder
 49
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Joe 97 Center Main Area > Joe 97 Boulder
 36
V3- 6A Boulder
Barn Door Main Area > Barn Boulder
 38
V3 6A Boulder
Menudo on We D-Shacks Cliffband > Dynamite Cliff Band
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Natural Selection Main Area > Falcon Block
 13
V3 6A Boulder
Vodka Arete-Left D-Shacks Cliffband > Vodka Block
 15
V5 6C Boulder
All American Grinder Main Area > Joe 97 Boulder
 24
V5 6C Boulder
Delusions of Grandeur D-Shacks Cliffband > Dynamite Cliff Band
 14
V6- 7A Boulder
Vodka Arete-Right D-Shacks Cliffband > Vodka Block
 23
V6 7A Boulder
Medusa's Knees D-Shacks Cliffband > Dynamite Cliff Band
 17
V7 7A+ Boulder
Woman King Hobo Castle Area > Lancer Boulder
 5
V8 7B Boulder
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