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Artemis B. Gone T 
Face My Face T 
Great Northern Crabbit T 
Isz, The T 
Jungle Queen T 
Large, Purple and Violent S 
Maxx, The T 
Red Orkan T 
Spirit Animal S 
Two Worlds T 

The Outback Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.81444, -108.62338 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Outback area is the furthest west portion of Mothers, beyond Other Mothers. Most of the routes are found on the west-facing slab that is 120-130 feet tall and stays in the shade until ~11:00.

Getting There 

From the Mothers parking lot, approach as for Other Mothers. When the trail gets close to Other Mothers (~30 yards) and passes through a dead juniper, follow cairns west. Traverse west and then up into the gully that separates Mothers from the next buttress. The approach takes about 25 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Mother's Buttress area.

Weather station 17.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Outback

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Outback:
Spirit Animal   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Jungle Queen   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Face My Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   
Two Worlds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Large, Purple and Violent   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Red Orkan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
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Large, Purple and Violent 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : The Outback
This is a fun, bolted slab climb with multiple cruxes that heads up the thin face between Great Northern Crabbit and Two Worlds....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Jesse Zacher
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From: Grand Junction, Co
Oct 15, 2014
Despite the longer approach, this is a great area that offers good routes of varying difficulty. I would recommend this area to those who typically go to Lower Mothers and the toe of Sunday Wall. Some great slab climbs.

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