All Locations > Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Unaweep Canyon > Main Canyon: Unaw… > The Access Fund T… > Fortress Wall
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|Type:||Trad, 210 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Stacy Bender on Oct 5, 2002|
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DescriptionAs you approach Fortress Wall on the Access Fund trail, Renaissance is just to the left, and can easily be identified by the impressive roof about 30 or 40 feet up.
Pitch 1: Follow a crack up in the left-facing corner under the right side of the overhang. After reaching the overhang, work the horizontal crack under the roof over to the left side and continue up through a challenging off-width. There is a good ledge about 20 feet further, or if rope drag is becoming a factor, belaying directly above the off-width works too. This pitch is strenuous 5.10: around 60 to 70 feet.
Pitch 2: Guidebook descriptions of this pitch are complicated, but it's really not that bad. With a little common sense route finding, work up about 150 to 160 feet, using cracks, face, and flakes, until you see the rappel anchor to the left. It's a long fun pitch with nothing harder than 5.9.
Descent: Rap down with two ropes or walk northeast to a fairly easy gully. Raps are 65 and 155 feet; however, one rap using 60 meter ropes reaches the ground.