Elevation: 5,909 ft
GPS: 38.91, -108.494 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: garrettem on Jan 9, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Jesse Zacher, Monomaniac, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Tyler KC, Jared LaVacque

Description

This is a sport area with 8 easy to moderate routes (~35-55') and a 5-10 minute approach. Climbing is possible year round with cliff getting more sun in the afternoons. The rock is good quality sandstone of the Burro Canyon formation. All bolts and anchors are 1/2" x 3 3/4" power bolts.

Getting There

From Whitewater driving south on CO Hwy 141, take the third right hand pullout after mile marker 148. This is more of a short dirt road perpendicular to the highway than a road cut on the side. Good parking is available here. If you drive past the radio towers on the hill, you've gone too far. From the parking area, walk East across highway and find the old road cut. Walk up the old road taking the left switchback below the climbs to a small trail. The approach is easy, 5-10 minutes uphill.

Per Michael Schneiter: I measured it at 6.4 miles from US Highway 50 to the pullout. If you're coming from the south, it's 2.6 miles from Cactus Park.

L->R:

A. True Grit, 8, 1p, 55', bolts.
B. Kibbles and Grits, 7, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Gritlock, 8, 1p, 35', bolts.
D. Jehovah's Gritness, 10-, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Grit'er Done, 9, 1p, 40', bolts.
F. Grit Some, 9+, 1p, 40', bolts.
G. Grit Expectations, 8, 1p, 45', bolts.
H. Clearance Rack, 7, 1p, 55', gear & bolts.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grit Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 70
Kibbles and Grits
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 85
True Grit
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 53
Gritlock
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Grit Expectations
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Grit'er Done
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Grit Some
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Jehovah's Gritness
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kibbles and Grits
 70
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
True Grit
 85
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Gritlock
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grit Expectations
 35
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grit'er Done
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grit Some
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Jehovah's Gritness
 49
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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