This north-facing crag gets AM shade, has great rock quality, and is host to several Unaweep gems. There is a strong potential here for route development.
Chalcopyrite Wall is 1.3 miles west of Divide Road on the south side of CO Highway 141. There is a short, private property approach to BLM land, be as inconspicuous as possible when crossing private land. There is a decent approach trail to the west end of the buttress below Hand Jive. The approach to the east and middle is more bushwhacky but short. Traversing to the east from Hand Jive to the other climbs is tedious due to the scrub oak. The approach time either way is about 15-20 minutes.
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Crimson Behelit 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Chalcopyrite Wall
This route starts in a large right-facing corner with thin hands. Climb thin hands to hands into a chimney (~60 ft). At the beginning of the chimney traverse left 10 ft on a good ledge and gaze up into the gaping offwidth that awaits you. Wedge yourself into the steeply overhung offwidth (crux) for some strenuous stacking. Fight your way up to killer twin hand jams. Follow twin cracks to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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