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: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Jesse Zacher, Monomaniac, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Tyler KC, Jared LaVacque

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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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 62
Don Juan
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 60
Beginner's Luck
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Standard Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Sun Dancer
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Three's Company
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 157
Sweet Sunday Serenade
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 42
Obe Won Canobe
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Gorilla in Manilla
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Unknown Pillar
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Dike Pinch
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Catch a Wave
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Simple Mind
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 23
Optical Illusions
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Rubarama
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Bridge of Air
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Don Juan Sunday Wall
 62
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Beginner's Luck Sunday Wall
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Standard Route Sunday Wall
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sun Dancer Sunday Wall
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Three's Company Sunday Wall
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sweet Sunday Serenade Sunday Wall
 157
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Obe Won Canobe Hidden Valley Wall
 42
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Gorilla in Manilla Hidden Valley Wall
 18
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Unknown Pillar Sunday Wall
 33
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Dike Pinch Sunday Wall
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Catch a Wave Sunday Wall
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Simple Mind Sunday Wall
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Optical Illusions Sunday Wall
 23
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
 15
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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