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Wild Horse Boulder Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.1578, -108.3318 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Wild Horse Area is comprised of sandstone boulders sporadically located along a 0.25 mile span of the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area access road. Approaches are short, landings are generally good, and the rock quality is mixed.

Tread lightly though, as the area is ambiguously nestled near private property. It is difficult to distinguish where the right-of-way/wild horse study public area/coal company private land boundaries are located.

Getting There 

From I-70 in De Beque Canyon, take the Cameo Exit. From there, pass over the Colorado River and the nearby Cameo Coal Plant. Follow the maintained dirt road for another ~ 1.5 miles. At this point, the boulders will be visible on the right-hand side of the road. Several pullouts access the area, and the boulders are mostly within 20 yards of the road/pullout.

Climbing Season

For the Grand Junction Area area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wild Horse Boulder Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wild Horse Boulder Area:
Cloud to Ground   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Wild Horse Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up to hit the sloper on Cloud to Ground.

Cloud to Ground V4 6B  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Wild Horse Boulder
Cloud to Ground is a complete problem that climbs a good assortment of holds on roughly textured rock.Sit start at the base of the overhanging arete with hands on opposing sidepulls. Move up using the large sidepull and two-finger pocket to gain the sloper. From there, move out left to a sidepull crimp and pull hard to another two-finger pocket and subsequent lip. At this point, move right to a large gaston/sidepull, and top it out using the sole crimp atop the boulder. Down-climb the northea...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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