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Colorado Choss  T 
Irishman's Temple - "The Cleansing" T 
Irishman's Temple: Otto's Erotic Asphyxiation T 
Le Veuve Noire T 
Mother's Day T,TR 
Organ Pipe Spire T 
Organ Pipe Spire - The Weird Fun  T 
Pipe Dream T 
Pipe Organ Spire - South West face T 
Pipe Organ Spire-Southeast T 
Rainbow Tower T 
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There are many other areas in the monument with climbs that might be best categorized as "other areas." These include Airport Tower, Crack of Noon Tower, Dirty Old Man Tower, Roadside Crags, Devil's Canyon, Fruita Canyon, Wedding Canyon (though you have a couple routes from this area already - Fast Draw, Medicine Man), Hueco Buttress, Super Crack Buttress, and Terra Tower. There are many routes to add but do not match the rocks listed as options for Colorado N. Monument. Some of these are excellent in quality.

Getting There 

Colorado N. Monument other routes are scattered in the monument. From Grand Junction follow the signs to the monument to the South. Many of these are accessed via the Rim Rock Drive or via Colo. Hwy. 340.

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For the Colorado National Monument area.

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12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Other areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Other areas:
Mother's Day   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Organ Pipe Spire   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 PG13     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 210'   
Rainbow Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 220'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Irishman Temple as seen from the trail.

Le Veuve Noire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1+  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Other areas
This route climbs a sustained and steep crack up the south face of the upper Irishman's Temple. P1: this pitch follows the obvious crack through a roof to the second bedding seam on the tower. There's a nice pod with a ledge to set up a belay (#0.75 Camalots work well). The crack ranges from fingers to fists. It could be free climbed at 5.11ish (I'm only guessing, I happily just aided up the thing), the only problem is there's a lot of dirt in the cracks and most of the features on the...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Mar 12, 2011
Hey Admins,

At what point would it be better to start adding a little more clarity to the "other areas" section? As someone who has routinely gotten the names/locations of towers confused, I would really appreciate it. At the very least, there could be a section for No Thoroughfare Canyon. I would add it, but I have gotten some flak for not knowing what I'm talking about in CNM.

By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Mar 12, 2011
I will work on creating a way to separate the monument into maybe three section based on location. Confusion is partly how the monument works on you though. Hah.

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