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Quarry Wall Complex Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This large swath of steep cliff line extends for several miles standing guard between CO Highway 141 and Divide Road. Many of the climbs are approached from above as the Divide Road course up its right side flanks via steep switchbacks. The parking off of Divide Road at the top of the cliffs is limited and can be hazardous during the hunting seasons as the multitudes of hunters with massive RVs make the great trek to the Uncompaghre Plateau. Parking can also be had at the base of the cliff where Divide Road begins. The approaches from the base are often very vegetated and rough.

This wall provides some of the best cracking climbing in the canyon as well as some of the most consistently steep and long lines. Many routes are over a 100 feet. It has long been a testing ground for local climbers.

The center portions offer several high quality routes with anchors that can be easily top roped and solo top roped for a great outing.

The east sections has recently been developed adding several challenging climbs. The large cliff line is constantly under scrutiny for new lines. Keep your eyes peeled!

The aspect of the wall provides great shade during the summer months until mid to late afternoon.

Getting There 

Head down Hwy CO 141 approximately 20 miles from Grand Junction to the junction of CO 141 and Divide Road. Park at this junction if you wish to approach from below. Continue up the winding switch backs of Divide Road until you are atop the cliff proper. From here, it may take several stop-and-look trips to figure out what part of cliff you are above. The majority of the East end sections begin where the top of the cliff opens up to a flat, granite floored area leading up to the road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.9 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Quarry Wall Complex

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quarry Wall Complex:
Moon Shadow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   Central Quarry Wall
Modulation Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Massey Wall
Waking Life   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Massey Wall
Sidewinder   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Central Quarry Wall
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Waking Life 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Massey Wall
Waking Life is another favorite of mine on the wall. It has steep, technical crack climbing.The first pitch is the crux. Begin clipping a bolt a bit off the deck and moving into a shallow corner. Move up and work your way up the steep, thin crack as you come to a large bulge. Work your way through, and crank through some tough jams to a rest. Traverse right and up to a belay. The second pitch is fun, moderate climbing up a wandering crack that is mostly hands. Gain the steep headstone face at th...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Mickey Guziak
From: Grand Junction
Apr 4, 2015
Left a metal (Klean Kanteen) bottle at the quarry today. If you find it, I'll pay reward or belay-slave to get it back.

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