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Routes in Fruita Canyon

Balanced Rock T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1-
Ballerina (right of Taper) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Book of Pleasure, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1+
Harvest Moon T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Left of Special Verdict T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Otto's Ladder T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ribbed Buttress T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a C1
Special Verdict T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Squeeze Box T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Taper (unknown) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Z-Row Gravity T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Steve Johnson, Tom Blake, 1986
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Shared By: Airbiscuit on Jan 7, 2007
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is pretty much a one pitch wonder, but this area is good for groups that want to get out. I would call this cimb a good one for the first timers. There is a little something for everyone. Try the finger crack variation on TR, it's pretty good.

Location

This is the corner opposite the Oliver Perry Smith Buttress climb in the sunken recess.

Protection

Standard desert rack, two bolt anchor at the top.

Eds. some may want a #5 near the top.

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Peter Blank
Grand Junction, Colorado
 
Peter Blank   Grand Junction, Colorado
 
I think most people will want at least one #5. Apr 26, 2014
Ryan-GJ Grube
Grand Junction, CO
5.9
Ryan-GJ Grube   Grand Junction, CO
5.9
I would not say this is a good route for first timers at all. It is s fun, moderate pitch in Grand Junction's backyard. We used 3 BD #2s and 3 BD #1s as well as three #0.75s. May 16, 2009

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