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The canyon you drive up when entering the Monument from the western kiosk. Several climbs can be accessed within easy reach of the road. Typical Momument affairs including loose /dirty rocks, and high ratio of adventure per pitch can be found.
Drive towards the Monument and head up into the West entrance. Fruita Canyon is the canyon that you drive up through before the first tunnel.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fruita Canyon:
Otto's Ladder 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Taper (unknown) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
The Book of Pleasure 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b C1+ Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'
Oliver Perry Smith Buttress 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Z-Row Gravity 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Ribbed Buttress 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a C1 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'
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Ribbed Buttress 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a C1 CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Fruita Canyon
This is one of gems around here, short approach, good moves, and good adventurous climbing. It is definitely a must do. P1: Solo a short perfect hands crack (5.8) to an alcove at the base of a large chimney (you can avoid this pitch by climbing a ramp and entering this alcove from the side but it is WAY sketchy!).P2: Climb a long pitch up the semi-rotten chimney past a few fixed anchors catch a rest and then fire up the fingers in the right-facing chimney on better rock to a hanging belay. 5.1...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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