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Hamm Boulder 
Tower Of Power 

Hamm Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 38.0967, -108.8093 View Map  Incorrect?
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Tower of Power at sunset.

Description 

Hamm Canyon is a scenic spot that looks more like a rock wall when viewed from Road 20R. It offers good hiking as well as sport and trad opportunities. Camping is also easily found here but with no water in the immediate area.

Tall Wingate walls loom above as you walk up the wash to access the climbing. There are areas to climb are on both sides of the canyon. A walk all the way up to the end of the wash is also recomended, the rock is fun to scramble on, but please don't smear up this picturesque area.

Getting There 

Drive 8 miles down 20R. There are two unmarked roads on the right just after a cattleguard. Take the second road straight to the canyon. Park by the wash to start. If you are setting up to camp there is a site northeast of the wash.

Climbing Season

For the Naturita and Paradox Valley area.

Weather station 19.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hamm Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hamm Canyon:
Tower Of Power   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Tower Of Power
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Featured Route For Hamm Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Carson on pitch 1.

Tower Of Power 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : ... : Tower Of Power
This is a classic corner climb to an amazing horizontal roof traverse, the route would be a prize to free climb. The tough climbing is well-protected. I had to use several points of aid but I think free climbing is totally reasonable.Pitch 1. 100', 5.10+. Start up the corner through a short section of flakes and blocks. Climb into perfect hands to a pod, pull a roof and wrestle the steep, cupped hand crack to a two bolt anchor.Pitch 2. 60-70', 5.11. Continue up the corner through another bl...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Some history up in the wash on the way into Hamm C...
Some history up in the wash on the way into Hamm C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tower of Power in yellow. Hamm Boulder in red.
Tower of Power in yellow. Hamm Boulder in red.
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Pill/ Blue Pill, showing the single bolt, well...
BETA PHOTO: Red Pill/ Blue Pill, showing the single bolt, well...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hamm Canyon.
Hamm Canyon.

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