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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  

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 39.0195, -108.2138 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

For the Land's End Area area.

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beyond Civilization Wall:
Rapa Nui   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
3rd Dimension   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sign of Abundance   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'   
New Minds   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Another Story 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Beyond Civilization Wall
This route tackles a low bulge to some delicate moves ending with a jug and passing a roof to a pocketed headwall. It has great movement on good rock. There is a hollow sounding block in the roof that is solid for now. A shoulder length sling recommended for 1st bolt. If you blow the crux moves between the 1st and 2nd bolts, you will hit the ground. ...[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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