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Routes in The Outback

Artemis B. Gone T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Face My Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Northern Crabbit T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Isz, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Jungle Queen T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Large, Purple and Violent S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Maxx, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Red Orkan T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spirit Animal S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Two Worlds T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Elevation: 7,490 ft
GPS: 38.814, -108.623 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alex Garhart on Aug 8, 2014
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The Outback area is the furthest west portion of Mothers, beyond Other Mothers. Most of the routes are found on the west-facing slab that is 120-130 feet tall and stays in the shade until ~11:00.

Getting There

From the Mothers parking lot, approach as for Other Mothers. When the trail gets close to Other Mothers (~30 yards) and passes through a dead juniper, follow cairns west. Traverse west and then up into the gully that separates Mothers from the next buttress. The approach takes about 25 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Outback

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Spirit Animal
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Jungle Queen
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Face My Face
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Two Worlds
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Large, Purple and Violent
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Red Orkan
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spirit Animal
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jungle Queen
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Face My Face
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Two Worlds
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Large, Purple and Violent
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Red Orkan
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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Jesse Zacher
Grand Junction, Co
Jesse Zacher   Grand Junction, Co  
Despite the longer approach, this is a great area that offers good routes of varying difficulty. I would recommend this area to those who typically go to Lower Mothers and the toe of Sunday Wall. Some great slab climbs. Oct 15, 2014

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