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Beyond Civilization Wall

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3rd Dimension T 
Another Story T,S 
New Minds T,S 
New Vision S 
Rapa Nui T 
Sign of Abundance T 
Tracks T 
Tribal Wisdom  T 
Web of Life T 

Beyond Civilization Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 39.0195, -108.2138 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Jul 3, 2012
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Beyond Civilization wall hosts 9 routes from 5.8-5.11, with the majority being in 5.8-5.9 range. The wall is west-facing and receives AM shade and PM sun. Typically there is an updraft from the valley that becomes stronger in the afternoon, occasionally creating gusty winds.

The best way to approach this crag is to rappel into it from the anchors on either Web of Life or 3rd Dimension. You can approach from a gully south of the crag, but this requires some loose class 4 and is not recommended. It's best to leave the dogs and small children at home.

There are toilets at the Land's End Observatory ~0.6 mile north of the crag (as well as an army of semi-domesticated chipmunks that the tourists feed) and free camping and bathrooms at Carson Lake ~15-20 minute drive south.

Getting There 

From Grand Junction drive south on US Highway 50 for ~13 miles and turn east (left) onto Kannah Creek Road. Stay on the main road following the signs to Land's End for ~18 miles. The road will "Y" once you've reached the top of the mountain, keep right and drive 0.6 miles and park at a cattle guard. Follow the fence line to the edge of the cliff and locate Metolius rappel hangers and rappel in. Drive time is ~1 hour.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Beyond Civilization Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beyond Civilization Wall:
3rd Dimension   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rapa Nui   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Web of Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tribal Wisdom    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
New Vision   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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New Vision 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Beyond Civilization Wall
This is one of the best routes on the wall. Start up a slab to an undercut and 1st bolt. Make a really long reach or deadpoint to pass the bolt (1st crux) and clip the 2nd bolt. Move up the arete and then out right to clip the 3rd bolt. Make a bouldery move up and left to good holds (2nd crux) and continue up the arete past 1 more bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Alex Garhart
Jul 3, 2012
Please use your own slings for top roping, I have already noticed wear on the TR anchors. The Metolius rap hangers are not designed to be used for TR and are a pain to replace.
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jul 5, 2012
What a Gem! Alex did a great job equipping and creating a safe, awesome climbing environment that houses some climbing for everyone! Junction finally has an area during the summer heat! Super Good!

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