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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

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
 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
 99
Sweet Sunday Serenade
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 23
Obe Won Canobe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Unknown Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
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
 17
Catch a Wave
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Simple Mind
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
Optical Illusions
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Rubarama
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 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
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R
 3
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Echoes
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
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
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Obe Won Canobe Hidden Valley Wall
 23
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
 8
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
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Simple Mind Sunday Wall
 14
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Optical Illusions Sunday Wall
 14
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
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Burnt Beautician Sunday Wall
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Monkey Gone to Heaven Sunday Wall
 3
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R Sport
Echoes Sunday Wall
 6
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
Rschap
Grand Junction, CO
Rschap   Grand Junction, CO
The other day while I was out at Sunday Wall I came across a sprinter van camping in the parking turnout. We would like to ask people not to camp overnight here or in the Mother’s Buttress parking lot. Relations in the canyon are tenuous in places, and we are in constant negotiations with landowners to open up more areas for climbing. Aggravating the neighbors makes this more difficult. While Access Fund and the WCCC own these properties, we do not have permits to allow camping. We work hard to keep this area open for all, please help us.

I personally live full time in a camper, traveling North America, I get the stealth camping thing. We don’t want to discourage anyone from coming here, just ask you to camp elsewhere. There is plenty of camping down canyon at either Cactus Park or in the Nine Mile Hill area. There is also quite a bit up on Divide Road.

Thank you,
Randall Chapman
Board Member
Western Colorado Climbers’ Coalition 6 days ago

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