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Routes in Rough Canyon
|Bromance S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Cousin It T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Dead President T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Eve of War T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Guantastic T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Junk Ride, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Lemon Squeezer T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Maximum Impaction T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Rough Rider (thanks d-ron) T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Solar Impact T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13|
|Tabeguache Tower T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a A1 R|
|Uncle Fester T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Waxing Gibbous T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bill Duncan, Steve Anderton, Matt Simpson, FFA: Ben Rueck & Rob Pizem|
|Page Views:||1,489 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Aug 14, 2006|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionIt has fine climbing on good rock with an excellent view of Rough Canyon and Grand Mesa from a very small, 1 person summit. It is located near Grand Junction, east of Colorado National Monument. The route ascends an obvious crack system on the east face.
Pitch 1: Begin on a thin crack (A1/C1), follow this until a blocky section is reached which can be free climbed (5.8) to a good belay ledge atop a large block. 120 feet (37m)
Pitch 2: Climb a fist crack (5.8) to a large bombay chimney. Move left around a huge fin inside the chimney and climb some offwidth and squeeze to a small roof, (5.9). Aid the roof (A0, #4 Camalots) and climb 30 unprotected feet (9m) up a squeeze chimney (The Time Warp), then past some loose rock to a 2 drilled-pin belay at the saddle, 5.9R. 150 feet (46m).
Pitch 3: Aid climb with Beaks in drilled holes and a couple of Knifeblades to a 2 drilled-pin anchor 10 feet (3m) below the summit, (A1). Scramble to the summit with a leash.
Descent: Rap to the anchors at the saddle at the top of the 2nd pitch. Rap to the west, to the saddle between the tower and the wall. Scramble down and to the north to some webbing around a large block on the opposite side of the gully. Rap to the ground.