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Rock Climbing Photo: Detached tower across from the parking area.  The ...
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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Mar 2, 2008
I believe this is Rimrock Spire, first climbed by Harvey T. Carter. If I remember correctly, he did three routes on this thing.
By Stewart M. Green
Mar 3, 2008
Yep, this is Rimrock Spire. Right off the east side of I-70. And yes Harvey did 2 routes on it and Fred Knapp, Sharpend guru, did them both free at 5.10d. BingBong is on the right side and Northwest is on the left side. Actually pretty good climbs if you can put up with the highway noise.
By rick gardiner
From: Grand Junction, CO,
May 11, 2010
Beware!! When you're finishing the second pitch, the huge boulder that you stand on (that is teetering half off of the ledge it is sitting on) is ready to come off! And if it does, your partner/belayer is screwed!!!!! I was solo. It is so loose that I was moving it around with very little effort! I think it was loose the last time (Jan. 2008) I did this tower, but I forgot about it or I wouldn't have went back. Other than that, it's a good route. The summit pitch is easy, one .7 move with good pro. Go all the way to the west end of the ledge.
By Kody Adcock
From: Grand Junction, CO
Mar 13, 2012
That's the Squirrel!
By Mickey Guziak
From: Grand Junction
Mar 8, 2015
Careful on the second pitch of this thing now (I'm talking about the route that starts on the bolt ladder)!!!! There is an extremely large block after the crux section that is ready to peel, it was stepped on and started coming off. We didn't knock it due to the possible shockwave, didn't want to cause anything else to come down. This thing is pretty spooky but super good. I won't give away too many details, as it hasn't even been posted yet, so I figure it keeps its identity as an adventure route.
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Detached tower across from the parking area. The tower has a 3 pitch route with anchors on top. 3rd pitch looks 5.10+ R?

Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Nov 15, 2007
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