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The Palisade Rock Climbing 

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Charles Ince with the Palisade at a young age.


The Palisade is the prominent Wingate prow located above town.

Getting There 

From town, hike up the hill, taking care to avoid the gun range.

Climbing Season

For the Unaweep Canyon area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Black Mama.

The Black Mama 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : The Palisade
The Black Mama climbs an impressive crack system on the west side of the Palisade.The climb is named after a nearby uranium mine that operated throughout the 1960s.P1: Climb 5.10 hands.P2: Go up a difficult, thin hands splitter through a roof (5.12) to a roof. Punch in some small gear, then traverse left out the roof (5.11+), and then go up a left-facing corner to the belay.P3: Climb the impressive overhanging finger and thin hands splitter. Save some #3 Camalots for a section before the...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Palisade approach.
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