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Routes in Bullet Hole Cliff Band

5.7 TR TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bubblicious TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chimney TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dihedral T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fingers T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Froggy T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mustachio TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
OW V2 5+


This is the short cliff band that is uphill of the Bullet Hole Boulder offering a few toprope and high ball problems. Some face and crack routes. Usually you have to build your own anchor to toprope.
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Classic Climbing Routes at Bullet Hole Cliff Band

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V2 5+
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
OW V2 5+ Boulder
Fingers 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mustachio 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Dihedral 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Froggy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bubblicious 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
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Grand Junction, CO
Rschap   Grand Junction, CO
The WCCC with the help of the Mesa County Search and Rescue and realtor Christi Reece has negotiated access to the upper cliff band at Bullet Hole. This access is with the understanding that we not go on top of the cliff as it is soon to be someone's back yard. We tried to get an easement to access the top at first, but the developer shot it down. The access we have for now is permitted by the developer, but when the property sells the new owner has the right to shut it down on their property if they choose. For developed climbs listed on MP, this would affect Fingers, Bubblicious, Mustachio, and Chimney. All other developed climber are on city land and should not be affected.

Over the last week, Jose Iglesias, Director of the Technical Rescue team for Mesa County SAR, and I went up and replaced all of the top anchors and moved them to the face so that topping out would not be necessary. We also put in bolts in for leading on a few climbs.

Christi Reece was a huge help in this. Though not a climber herself, she sees the benefit of preserving our outdoor recreational resources. Being the lead realtor for these properties, she acted as a go between with the developer and convinced them that keeping climbing open would be beneficial to the development. She has also helped the WCCC in the past with land acquisition in Unaweep. If you ever run into her, make sure to thank her for her efforts in keeping climbing areas open.

Randall Chapman
Board Member
Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition Feb 17, 2016
Bradley Mark Edwards
Grand Junction, CO
Bradley Mark Edwards   Grand Junction, CO  
I think a couple of folks from the WCCC are already on it and looking to both find out information and resolve the issue. Hope you're doing well, Jared! Mar 30, 2015
Jared LaVacque
Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jared LaVacque   Anchorage/Grand Junction  
Get in touch with the Western Colorado Climbers Coalition and find out if this indeed on private property. If it is not, they need to be notified that they have no business removing anchors etc.

westernslopeclimbers.blogsp… Mar 29, 2015
Good for beginners like myself. Unfortunately Redlands Mesa security kicked me off the cliff band, said I was trespassing and they were going to be removing the fixed anchors. Mar 29, 2015
Alexander Nees
Grand Junction, CO
Alexander Nees   Grand Junction, CO
Some fun, short cracks here. I don't think it's necessary to bring a rope up to this cliff. The climbs are no more than about 15-20 feet tall, so they are easily boulder-able. Maybe if you were coming here to learn crack climbing skills, a rope would be useful... but it's not a great venue for that anyway. Sep 7, 2012

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