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84.1% Eclipse of the Heart (The Eclipse Route) S 
Black Bunny Rabbit  S 
Boodalicious Baby T 
Dolphin Girl T 
First First T 
Mamacita T 
Monk Sandals T 
Newb Nation S 
Rudimentary Extraction T 
Soul Steeler S 

Other Mothers Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Rschap on May 27, 2012
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This wall is left of Upper Mother’s but is part of the same cliff. The wall sits directly behind someone’s house, but it is on BLM land. The cliff is roughly 450 feet tall at its tallest point. Most of the routes are single pitch, but there are a couple of multi-pitch routes as well. Half of the routes are pure sport climbs where the other half require gear. Watch out for cactus and rockfall, I cleaned most of the really bad loose rock off the routes I put up, but you should still be cautious.

Getting There 

To access it, park in the WCCC parking lot at Mothers Buttress and hike the main trail to a cairn trail that splits left after you cross the creek before it starts up the steep part of the hill. Follow the cairns up to the cliff side of either the lower part of Upper Mothers or Other Mothers. I did the hike in 17 min from car to cliff with a heavy pack on.

Climbing Season

For the Mother's Buttress area.

Weather station 17.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Other Mothers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Other Mothers:
Newb Nation   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
84.1% Eclipse of the Heart (The Eclipse Route)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Black Bunny Rabbit    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
RSG   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Boodalicious Baby   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
Soul Steeler   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Nick approaching second bolt on RSG.

RSG 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Other Mothers
RSG has 8 bolts with a three bolt anchor, and it is 5.8 until the last lead bolt. The last few moves get harder and slightly more awkward, but they are fun. From the second to last bolt, you can bail left onto Black Bunny Rabbit, but you don’t want to miss the end. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By John Peterson
Mar 19, 2013
The WCCC is welcome to construct a trail directly up from the parking lot - definitely would be faster!
By Rschap
From: Grand Junction, CO
Mar 20, 2013
Thank you John, I've been looking at that and would like do it at some point. I have a line laid out that would go just around your property, but still it would be a pretty direct route.
By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26, 2013
There are now three bolted routes just right and around the corner from Rudimentary Extraction. Anyone have any information about these?
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Aug 26, 2013
One is easy, one is hard, one is very hard. haha.
By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26, 2013
That's what I thought when looking at them. Are there bolted anchors at the top?
By Alex Garhart
Aug 26, 2013
I bolted these routes a couple months ago. Left to right:
1) Lady Boy Show, 5.8+, mixed route.
2) Throbbing Gristle Project, feels like 12b-ish, never redpointed.
3) Crab Head Poseidon God, 5.11b/c.

They all have top anchors and are technically on the far left of Upper Mothers (per Randall Chapman).

There are also 2 old trad lines between Lady Boy Show and Throbbing Gristle that clock in at 5.9+ and 5.9.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Aug 26, 2013
You can climb Lady Boy and get to the anchors of the throbbing project if you care to work/hang draws!
By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26, 2013
Thanks for the info!

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