Palisade Rock Climbing
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Mt. Garfield. Photo: Carol Crockett.
This is a town of ~2500 which sits approximately 12 miles east of Grand Junction (on the western slope) along the I-70 corridor. This area may be best known for its excellent climate and soil for growing Colorado grapes for the Colorado wineries. Winters here are mild; however, summers can be enervating.
Among the climbing nearby, there is the somewhat outrageous climbing of the loosish, small towers emerging from the talus located just along the interstate.
There are a couple restaurants, a grocery store, a couple breakfast bars, and, of course, The Peach Street Distillery and the Palisade Brewery (thanks, Pat).
This entry was created to match the submissions entered initially in the vicinity by one
of its locals.
Most folks will drive here via I-70. The town can be accessed via Exit 42 (or 44). Mt Garfield (~5500') is located WNW of Palisade, just north of the interstate. G.70 road which accesses the Mt. Garfield trailhead can be accessed via exit 42 and going south and then west.
The closest hospital, St. Mary's, is in Grand Junction if the tower should crumble prematurely.
So, is there any decent climbing higher up on Mt. Garfield?
Climbing Season For the Grand Junction Area area.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Palisade
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Palisade:
Featured Route For Palisade
Mantis 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Things Of Beauty (aka Inter...
Mantis is located in the next major right (east) of The Fortress and Turkey Neck Tower. The route is obvious on the west face of the tower. Pete Takeda: "A wedge of mud, the Mantis is a thin rib of claycrested by a precarious series of isolated blocks. The blocks, perched on raised clay mounds, resemble bug eyes, lending an insect appearance. The 180' formation is split clean through by a crack"....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Patrick Moe
Oct 3, 2008
Don't forget about the Peach Street Distillery and the Palisade Brewery. Both worth a stop!