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Areas in Gateway Vicinity aka The West End

Centurion Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cottonwood Canyon / Fisher Creek 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gateway 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Gateway to Mesa/Montrose County Line Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Salt Creek Canyon/Sinbad Valley 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Sewemup Mesa 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Elevation: 4,992 ft
GPS: 38.723, -108.916 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 far western sections of Colorado are pretty wild. What settlements there are are based upon ranching and uranium exploration. Due to its nature and relative inaccessibility climbers have been late to develop this quiet corner of the state.

The cliffs detailed in this part of Unaweep are spread out roughly along CO-141 between the heart of Unaweep and the small town of Uravan. Once you travel further than, this the cliffs continue but are described in the Naturita/Nucla section of this database.

Many of the known cliff in this area were developed by Charlie Fowler and others from Telluride. There is, however, much to still be explored.

Getting There

From Grand Junction, Colorado. Head south out of town on US-50, towards Montrose and Delta. After traveling about 9 miles south of Grand Junction, turn right on CO-141, toward Gateway. This intersection is located in the small town of Whitewater.

Follow CO-141 past Nine Mile Hill, and continue for a several miles past all the granite cliffs in central Unaweep. Eventually the road drops steeply through a narrow section in the canyon with some sharper turns. After this the canyon opens up to reveal a huge valley with sandstone cliffs in every direction.

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I highly recommend season 2 episode 6 of The Grand Tour car show on Amazon Prime. They drive through this area then to Telluride. The scenery is jaw-dropping, and the Telluride airport and ski scenes are actually good fun, but the desert climbing looks spectacular.... Jan 29, 2018

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