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Bullet Hole Boulder Area  

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Location: 39.0496, -108.61178 View Map  Incorrect?
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Bullet Hole Rock area has a variety of bouldering, top rope problems, and several short lead climbs. The rock is Dakota sandstone and is typically good in quality. There are rarely more than a couple of people here mainly on weekends, but the area does see the occasional group of drunken highschoolers that like to leave broken glass and trash in their wake. Efforts from the Mesa State College Outdoor Program have aided in keeping the area clean.

Getting There 

From Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue, which turns into Broadway. Cross over two bridges, at the next stop light turn left on to Monument Road, follow the signs to the Colorado National Monument, go approximately 1.75 miles, there will be a large pull off on the right side of the road, past the Tabeguache Trail ~0.25 miles.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

38 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bullet Hole Boulder Area:
Overhang   V1 5     Boulder   Overhang Boulder
Money In My Purse   V1-2 5     Boulder, 15'   Captain Aslab Boulder
Slopey Traverse   V2- 5+     Boulder, 25'   Overhang Boulder
Side   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, 20'   Bullet Hole Boulder
Fingers   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   Bullet Hole Cliff Band
Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   Bullet Hole Cliff Band
Froggy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Bullet Hole Cliff Band
Bullet Hole Rock 5.9   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   Bullet Hole Boulder
Bullet Hole Rock 5.10+   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch   Bullet Hole Boulder
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Featured Route For Bullet Hole Boulder Area
That "hidden" sidepull, just before the ...

X Square R2 V5-6 6C+  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : The Pequod Boulder
Traverse far right to left on the south face. The crux is at the far left before the dyno to the top. Press X, square, and R2 for the topout.Sit start (if a pad is under your butt) or hang low, grabbing a heel hook right away. Traverse left keeping your heel with you and your sequence, and finally make two powerful left hand moves, one hidden sidepull, and one tough bump up. From there, somehow avoid the barn door balance issue, and launch back to the right and up for an amazing dyno (static rea...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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View of Grand Mesa from Bullet Hole.
View of Grand Mesa from Bullet Hole.
This photo shows most of the features of the area.
BETA PHOTO: This photo shows most of the features of the area.

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By Hoez
From: Uganda
Jun 17, 2009
Im not to worried about the crappy graffiti - since so many highschool kids like to party out there, its inevitable (just like the broken beer bottles).
But chipping holds on the harder routes?
Thats a different story...
Whoever is doin it needs to knock that bullshit off.
Leave the line alone and if your not good enough to pull the move, try training...
By Lorenzo Tragen
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 22, 2011
Can anyone identify this overhanging boulder probl...
Can anyone identify this overhanging boulder problem? It's around the corner from Bullet Hole Rock, going towards town and it has a downhill trail going next to it. My friend took this picture by scrambling to the top and looking down under the overhang.
By Ryan Jennings
Aug 22, 2011
Looks like the Millineum Falcon. It's under the "Dynamite Shack" area on this site.
By Lorenzo Tragen
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 1, 2011
Yeah, that was it. Thanks.
By Chad Roberts
May 27, 2015
Ok, so on my trail run this morning I set out to run my usual trail to find that it is no longer my trail to run anymore. This is the same crag (Bullethole Climbing Area) that I learned how to climb. I have since enjoyed this area for trail running. Well, the golf course decided to encroach on this area for real estate purposes, swallowing up the top half and really some of the best rock to set up a top rope in the area. The property line also surpasses the trail where many local runners and hikers enjoy the view from the ridge line. While this isn't the best climbing the area has to offer, it does serve a valuable entry level area for climbing. As you can see from the massive cairn in one of the photos, this is a popular trail for locals to hike, run and ride. While I am not happy about this, I understand the value of this ridge line, but why the golf course has the balls to close off a boulder field calling it private property as well as making the property lines extend to the bottom of these climbing routes is just too far. This is unacceptable!

Property line.
Property line.

Property line.
Property line.

Property line.
Property line.

Property stake right in front of this route.
Property stake right in front of this route.
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