Quarry Wall Complex Rock Climbing
|GPS:||38.837, -108.573 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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DescriptionThis large swath of steep cliff line extends for several miles standing guard between CO Highway 141 and Divide Road. Many of the climbs are approached from above as the Divide Road course up its right side flanks via steep switchbacks. The parking off of Divide Road at the top of the cliffs is limited and can be hazardous during the hunting seasons as the multitudes of hunters with massive RVs make the great trek to the Uncompaghre Plateau. Parking can also be had at the base of the cliff where Divide Road begins. The approaches from the base are often very vegetated and rough.
This wall provides some of the best cracking climbing in the canyon as well as some of the most consistently steep and long lines. Many routes are over a 100 feet. It has long been a testing ground for local climbers.
The center portions offer several high quality routes with anchors that can be easily top roped and solo top roped for a great outing.
The east sections has recently been developed adding several challenging climbs. The large cliff line is constantly under scrutiny for new lines. Keep your eyes peeled!
The aspect of the wall provides great shade during the summer months until mid to late afternoon.
Getting ThereHead down Hwy CO 141 approximately 20 miles from Grand Junction to the junction of CO 141 and Divide Road. Park at this junction if you wish to approach from below. Continue up the winding switch backs of Divide Road until you are atop the cliff proper. From here, it may take several stop-and-look trips to figure out what part of cliff you are above. The majority of the East end sections begin where the top of the cliff opens up to a flat, granite floored area leading up to the road.
Classic Climbing Routes at Quarry Wall Complex
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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