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Quartzite Palace Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,575'
Location: 39.56997, -107.29088 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Dec 20, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: East Side of No Name, the Quartzite Palace.


Situated high above the road on the east side of No Name Canyon are towering walls of quartzite. While much of the rock is of dubious quality, there is great potential for the adventurous.

Getting There 

Any number of routes can be taken up the large talus fields that meet the road just a short hike from the trailhead. The best option for a route like Trojan Horse is to start on the far left (upcanyon) of the large talus field meeting the road. Hike/scramble a short distance on the talus, and go left again through some scrub oak to access another talus field. The talus will eventually peter out and you can scramble on dirt and granite slabs to the base of the quartzite.

Climbing Season

For the East Side area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Quartzite Palace

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quartzite Palace:
Trojan Horse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 9 pitches, 700'   
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Featured Route For Quartzite Palace

Trojan Horse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Glenwood Springs : ... : Quartzite Palace
Trojan Horse is a good adventure with a scrappy little route up the granite and a great surprise of a climb on the quartzite, topping out at a sweet viewpoint of the Colorado River below and looking up canyon into the Flattops. For those looking for a true, gritty adventure, you can begin at the Beginner Slab. Most will prefer climbing the upper quartzite pitches, which are far better. If so, you can hike past the granite and start on the quartzite, at what is described here as the 5th pitch of...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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