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El Chupacabra Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,600'
Location: 39.03479, -108.60599 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bradley Mark Edwards on Mar 1, 2015
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El Chupacabra Area is a newer area with tons of potential. Not everything is stellar, but there are things that are indeed stellar.

Due to the amphitheater shape of the area, there are places to climb in the shade and in the sun. The area is primarily a mountain biking area and a hard run at that, so there is little traffic. That being said, be sure to stay out of the way of the bikers.

Getting There 

Reference the map for better clarification.

Start at the Holy Cross trail. Head right where the trail divides. It is the Pre-Nup Trail. Once you get to the cliff line, continue following the trail left, down and around the bend. Once you get to the intersection with Holy Cross, take a right. The main cluster of El Chupacabra Area around the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Grand Junction Area area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sean on the top out. Love this picture!

Pacifists of the Terrible V5-6 6C+  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : FPC Block
This is an instant classic in my opinion!Start on the obvious jug on the right/center rail of the face. From there, move up using a TERRIBLE left hand gaston. Once solid, you'll need to find a 1/2 pad, one finger crimp to pull to the lip. The topout is kind of slopey but not too bad. The feet are good on the problem or this would be a much higher grade (and I would not be the one posting it)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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