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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 17 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Sunday Wall 40 / 29 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 49
Television Wall 17 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Access Fund Trailhead

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Standard Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sun Dancer
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sweet Sunday Serenade
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Obe Won Canobe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dike Pinch
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Napa Arete
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Wave
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Renaissance
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Catch a Wave
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Optical Illusions
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Rubarama
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bridge of Air
Trad, Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Burnt Beautician
Trad, Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Echoes
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Standard Route Sunday Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sun Dancer Sunday Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sweet Sunday Serenade Sunday Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Obe Won Canobe Hidden Valley Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Unknown Pillar Sunday Wall 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Dike Pinch Sunday Wall 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Napa Arete Sunday Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
The Wave Sunday Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Renaissance Fortress Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Catch a Wave Sunday Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Optical Illusions Sunday Wall 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rubarama Television Wall 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Bridge of Air Sunday Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Burnt Beautician Sunday Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Echoes Sunday Wall 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport 6 pitches
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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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