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Your Favorite Big Walls

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Erik Young · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10

Looking to climb a big wall in Colorado in May. Post some of your favorite big wall climbs or big wall climbs you are currently looking forward to climbing. I'm looking at Black Canyon NP and hoping to stay on the wall for at least a night (grade V). I'm looking for a mostly free climbing route but obviously open to aid.

Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

The black is Baller that's probably the best big wall climbing in Colorado Save for RMNP IMO and less crowded with way easier access. Not Colorado but check out Zion as well. Good luck.

Ray Hellinger · · Gunnison, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 350

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison.......that is by far the best place for climbing. Check out the new guide book if you haven't yet. Great job on that.

Tokenhein Tokenhein · · Monaco · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is really beautiful and offer a relly good view. There are not many people.

Jordan Moore · · Berthoud, CO · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 80

To name a few in the Black, The Great White Wall(5.10), the Scenic Cruise(5.10), Astrodog (5.11+), and Tague Yer Time (5.12) all have a ledge about halfway up for a bivvy. It depends what grade you're looking for. If the first two are easy for you, you'll spend a lot of time hanging out on the ledge. Astrodog and Tague converge to the same amazing bivvy ledge. If you want to haul a ledge that certainly opens your options. 

I second the guidebook tip. It was done very well.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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