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Areas in The Access Fund Trailhead

Beyer's Walls 15 / 18 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Fortress Wall 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hidden Valley Wall 19 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Sunday Wall 41 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 51
Television Wall 17 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Elevation: 6,825 ft
GPS: 38.815, -108.609 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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
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Description [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Access Fund Trailhead

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Standard Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Sun Dancer
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Sweet Sunday Serenade
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Obe Won Canobe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Unknown Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Dike Pinch
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Renaissance
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Catch a Wave
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Simple Mind
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Optical Illusions
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 7
Rubarama
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Bridge of Air
Trad, Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Burnt Beautician
Trad, Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Echoes
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R
 3
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standard Route Sunday Wall
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sun Dancer Sunday Wall
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sweet Sunday Serenade Sunday Wall
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Obe Won Canobe Hidden Valley Wall
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Unknown Pillar Sunday Wall
 17
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Dike Pinch Sunday Wall
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Renaissance Fortress Wall
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Catch a Wave Sunday Wall
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Simple Mind Sunday Wall
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Optical Illusions Sunday Wall
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rubarama Television Wall
 7
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Bridge of Air Sunday Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Burnt Beautician Sunday Wall
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Echoes Sunday Wall
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Monkey Gone to Heaven Sunday Wall
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R Sport
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The creek is too wide to jump right now, and it's almost knee deep. Wear sandals. Apr 20, 2010

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