Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105708956 [2] => 105802036 [3] => 105744400 [4] => 106571748 [5] => 107857879 [6] => 110057177 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Brighams Peters Tower (aka Trident), Grand Junction Area
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Brighams Peters Tower (aka Trident)

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Brighams Peters Tower (aka Trident) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.70842, -108.99917 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Airbiscuit on Feb 10, 2015
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Description 

This is the tall spaceship looking landform tucked in behind the Palisade overlooking Gateway. It has three distinct summits, two shorter, the center much taller (approximately 350'). There are several lines on the towers.

Getting There 

Anyway you look at it, it's a two hour hump to the base. A recon is recomended as there is no trail, and it is quite easy to get lost in washes leading up to the tower.

Climbing Season

For the Unaweep Canyon area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Brighams Peters Tower (aka Trident)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brighams Peters Tower (aka Trident):
Banana Hammock    5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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Banana Hammock 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Brighams Peters Tower (aka ...
This is THE line on this formation, it faces southeast and climbs excellent windgate rock for the majority of the climb with a spectacular summit pitch.P1. This pitch is OW the whole way. Straight in stacking gets you into the corner system. Where a full body workout begins in a flared corner, climb 80' to the stopper roof above. Climb out this roof on #5 C4 Camalots (5.11, solid) and into an alcove where an OK belay can be made on a couple #6 Friends, a small cam, and a pin, +/- 110...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By gimpmonkey
Mar 14, 2016
This tower has long been known to locals as the Trident and should remain as such to the climbing community don't ya think?
Original line is on the opposite side of the tower and was most likely a Banditos route judging by the stamped hangers saying "NO GUD" and "OH SHIT".
Classic Colorado choss hump.
By Airbiscuit
Mar 15, 2016
Honestly, I could care less. Trident is actually a very fitting name. All I know is what I was told when I asked the old guard. I've been around here close to twenty years and have never met anyone who even knew it was there let alone climbed it. I figured Fowler has gotten it but never got any conformation, and I kept forgetting to ask Keith Reynolds and Alan Stevenson about it when they were around. Next time I run into Keith I'll ask what knows. I know they did some routes on the Visor (front prow of the Palisade).
It was in both Stu and Cams notes as Brighams. Who am I to argue with dudes who have thirty more years in the desert than me.

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