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De Beque Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Colorado River in De Beque Canyon.


De Beque Canyon is a narrow canyon cut by the Colorado River. The rock in the canyon is Mesa Verde Sandstone, of highly variable quality. There are climbable buttresses throughout the canyon, often with difficult approaches and questionable rock quality. There are several established climbs in the canyon, and although the rock quality is hit or miss, the scenery and solitude of the canyon is capital. There are a tremendous amount of possibilities for route development in the area.

Getting There 

De Beque Canyon is approximately 15 miles (24 km) long, located on the Colorado River downstream from the town of De Beque, in eastern Mesa County. The canyon forms a narrow passage where the river passes along the western end of the Grand Mesa. At its lower end, the canyon opens out on the eastern end of the Grand Valley at the town of Palisade, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Grand Junction.

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37 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in De Beque Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for De Beque Canyon:
Cloud to Ground   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Wild Horse Boulder Area : Wild Horse Boulder
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Featured Route For De Beque Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up to hit the sloper on Cloud to Ground.

Cloud to Ground V4 6B  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Wild Horse Boulder
Cloud to Ground is a complete problem that climbs a good assortment of holds on roughly textured rock.Sit start at the base of the overhanging arete with hands on opposing sidepulls. Move up using the large sidepull and two-finger pocket to gain the sloper. From there, move out left to a sidepull crimp and pull hard to another two-finger pocket and subsequent lip. At this point, move right to a large gaston/sidepull, and top it out using the sole crimp atop the boulder. Down-climb the northea...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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