Elevation: 6,825 ft
GPS: 38.815, -108.609 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 118,767 total · 885/month
Shared By: Matthew Seymour on Oct 15, 2009
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The climbs accessed form this trailhead exist on the Access Fund owned Sunday Wall, Fortress Wall, and Hidden Valley Wall, as well as the privately owned (and currently for sale) Television Wall. In general the rock here is very good. Many excellent crack climbs exist on Hidden Valley and Fortress Walls. Sunday Wall has a few well traveled crack climbs, as well as many bolt protected climbs including several classic steep slabs. Sunday Wall has also seen more development in recent years than any other crag in the canyon. Television Wall is home to both crack and face climbs of good quality, including the super classic Rubarama.

This is where land acquisition for the sake of climbing access began. The Access Fund, in conjunction with local climbers, purchased Sunday Wall and Hidden Valley Wall in 1992, and Fortress Wall in 1993. The Access Fund donated a total of $10,000 to this effort (land was much cheaper then!), and they have held the title to these lands ever since. It is interesting to note that this strategy did not really work for the Access Fund who now helps smaller, local non-profits purchase land, but does not like to hold land itself. Nevertheless, this purchase set an important example of resource protection through land acquisition for climbers.

Getting There

Drive 2.2 miles on CO-141 past the divide road turn off to a large pull out on the right side of the road with a wooden stile over the fence.

All cliffs are accessed by first following the trail up to Sunday Wall and then traversing the cliff.

Limited, tight parking - please park perpendicularly - do not block the driveway!

Per Randall Chapman: the parking turnout at Sunday Wall is very limited, so we are asking everyone to park perpendicular to the road and reasonably close together. Also, please do not block our neighbor’s driveways. On weekends, it’s getting very crowded, but even on weekdays, I’ve seen the turnout full because of people parking parallel here. Our neighbors are awesome, but they get frustrated when they can’t get in their driveway or see a bunch of chaos. We are in constant negotiations to open up more cliffs in the canyon, and the less negatives the neighbors see, the more likely they are to say yes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Access Fund Trailhead

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 59
Beginner's Luck
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Standard Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Sun Dancer
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 138
Sweet Sunday Serenade
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 33
Obe Won Canobe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Gorilla in Manilla
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Unknown Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Dike Pinch
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Renaissance
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Catch a Wave
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Simple Mind
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 19
Optical Illusions
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Rubarama
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Bridge of Air
Trad, Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Burnt Beautician
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's Luck Sunday Wall
 59
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Standard Route Sunday Wall
 42
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sun Dancer Sunday Wall
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sweet Sunday Serenade Sunday Wall
 138
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Obe Won Canobe Hidden Valley Wall
 33
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Gorilla in Manilla Hidden Valley Wall
 10
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Unknown Pillar Sunday Wall
 26
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Dike Pinch Sunday Wall
 13
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Renaissance Fortress Wall
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Catch a Wave Sunday Wall
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Simple Mind Sunday Wall
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Optical Illusions Sunday Wall
 19
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rubarama Television Wall
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Bridge of Air Sunday Wall
 12
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Burnt Beautician Sunday Wall
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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