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:
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Things Of Beauty (aka Inter...
Climb the west side of the tower, follow nail heads using tie-offs. One or two nails were a bit difficult to place as the leader, after about three placements, managed to hit his fingers full force with the hammer which for a while resulted in much pain and blood. However, the situation soon made that inconvenience irrelevant. Quite solid shale. There are good anchors on the summit block.Note I once tried to approach the tower from the bottom but it is very steep shale and may only be possible w...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Patrick Moe
Oct 3, 2008
Don't forget about the Peach Street Distillery and the Palisade Brewery. Both worth a stop!