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American Graffiti Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bob Vila Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Broken Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Cantankerous Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Chiseled Arete Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Colored Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Core Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Deception Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Desert Storm Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Divide Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Element Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Faces Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Firework Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gash Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Grandissimus Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hammer Sickle Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Humanity Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Little Wing Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mercenary Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Miter Stone 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Multiverse Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Onion Gook Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Orange Crush Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pole Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Road's End Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Scrubs Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sea Swell Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sheep Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Space X Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Spoony Stone 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Striped Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Teri's Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
VA Spa Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Vogue Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Description

The Rock Garden has lots of lines just a few miles off the main road. If you know where the Texas Block is, continue on and Rock Garden parking is on the left hand side. I have even seen some Unaweep projects in Rock and Ice magazine that are in the Rock Garden area.

It has a quick approach, a good variety of boulders, and lots of potential. In the Colorado Bouldering guidebook, there are 5-6 pages on the Rock Garden.

Getting There

This is just a bit past the Texas Block area on the left hand side (assuming you're coming from Grand Junction). There's a dirt lot on the left.

Per Kevin Hadfield: this is just after mile marker 150 on CO Hwy 141 on the south side of the road.

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Bradley Mark Edwards
Grand Junction, CO
Bradley Mark Edwards   Grand Junction, CO  
You're right about the area. The WCCC (climbing coalition) cleaned it up really well a couple of years ago, but it's also a party site for teenagers and vagabonds at times. Thanks for letting us know! Oct 27, 2016
This area is littered with glass, some routes have shards that litter the landing. So sad, why do people abuse special places like this? Oct 23, 2016
Kevin Hadfield
New Castle, CO
Kevin Hadfield   New Castle, CO
This area is located just after mile marker 150 on HWY 141 on the south side of the road. Mar 21, 2012

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