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Sunday Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
2-fer T,S 
Antlers on a Sunday T 
Arch Traverse S 
Bandito T 
Beginner's Luck T 
Black Dynamite T 
Bridge of Air T,S 
Burnt Beautician T,S 
Catch a Wave S 
Dike Arch T,S 
Dike Pinch T,S 
Don Juan T 
Dreams of Far Away Places T 
Echoes T,S 
Fearless First S 
Gargoyle T 
High Exposure T 
Monkey Gone to Heaven S 
Motion Fascination T 
Napa Arete T,S 
Napa Valley T 
Optical Illusions S 
Overlap T,S 
People are Poodles Too. T 
Pillar 1 S 
Pillar 2a  T,S 
Porticullis S 
R-Tree It T,S 
Red Hangers T 
Right of Trash Can Alley T 
Second Pillar S 
Silently Indirect T,S 
Simple Mind S 
Single Bolt Seam T 
Smooth Reach T,S 
Standard Route T 
Steeple, The T 
Sun Dancer T 
Sweet Sunday Serenade T 
Three's Company T 
Tree It T,S 
Undocumented (Left of Bandito) T 
Unknown Arete T,S 
Unknown Pillar T,S 
Unknown Reach T,S 
Upper Deck 0.5 T,S 
Upper Deck 1 T,S 
Upper Deck 2 T,S 
Wave, The T,S 

Sunday Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,076'
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Sunday Wall is probably the most visited crag in Unaweep Canyon and for good reason. It hosts both sport and trad climbs up to 5 pitches long, on excellent gneiss/granite, ranging from 5.6 to 5.12+. Most routes follow steep cracks or blank looking faces. Sport routes are difficult and exciting, trad routes are asthetic and fun, but take a little getting used to.

The wall is located 2.2 miles West of Divide Road on the North side of CO Hwy 141, on Access Fund property. Park on the North side of the CO Hwy 141 with a wooden stile crossing the fence ~ 10 minute approach. Rock is generally solid but there can be loose sections. Most routes involve a rappel but some walk off and is often sunny. Suggested routes include but are not limited to: Optical Illusions (5.11b A0), Bridge Of Air (5.12), Sweet Sunday Seranade (5.9) and Catch a Wave (5.11a).

Getting There 

Drive West from Divide Road for 2.2miles and look for a large dirt pull-out, on the right hand side of the road, with a visible "Access Fund" sign, it's pretty easy.

Climbing Season

Weather station 17.2 miles from here

49 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunday Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunday Wall:
Standard Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Sun Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   
Undocumented (Left of Bandito)   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sweet Sunday Serenade   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Dike Pinch   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
2-fer   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown Pillar   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Gargoyle   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
The Wave   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Napa Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Catch a Wave   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Simple Mind   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Optical Illusions   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Motion Fascination   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Napa Valley   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 5 pitches   
Bridge of Air   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
Burnt Beautician   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
The Steeple   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Echoes   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 580'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Great rock! Hard moves.

Monkey Gone to Heaven 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Sunday Wall
This climbs a great chunk of stone with very technical moves up a steepening face. The first crux may be getting to the first bolt! 25' of 5.10+ will get you onto a small ledge and a bolt. From here, the steep wall throws a variety of devious moves with only a few rests. There is a show stopper at about halfway up. At the top, exit with a mantle to a ledge and a old angle iron bolt. From here, traverse directly left to a two bolt anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunday Wall, Unaweep Canyon.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.

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By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 11, 2010
The "Access Fund" sign is missing, but the wooden stile over the fence looks new and is easy to spot. The large pullout is on the north (right) side of the road, just a little ways before CO 141 mile marker 137 as you are driving southwest.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Oct 1, 2014
Huge rockfall from the storms this last weekend (9/27-28) near Sweet Sunday Serenade. Obliterated a green 13" tree at the base. The trail is slightly treacherous through this section.

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