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

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Gateway Vicinity aka The West End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
The Green Party
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C1-2
 3
South Face (aka Radwaste?)
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
My Pet Goat
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Dairygold
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Coyote Ugly, et al.
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Me and My Monkey
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Quarter of a Century
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Roof Crack
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Banana Hammock
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Immoral Disapproval
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Green Party Sewemup Mesa
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
South Face (aka Radwaste?) Centurion Tower
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C1-2 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
My Pet Goat Sewemup Mesa
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Dairygold Sewemup Mesa
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Coyote Ugly, et al. Sewemup Mesa
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Me and My Monkey Sewemup Mesa
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Quarter of a Century Sewemup Mesa
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Roof Crack Sewemup Mesa
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Banana Hammock Gateway > Trident
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Immoral Disapproval Gateway > Palisade
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
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