This is a beautiful sandstone canyon that tightens as you head east. There are lots of drainages that have good potential depending on conditions for that year.
Drive south from Grand Junction/Whitewater on CO Highway 141 to Gateway. Stay on CO 141 into Gateway Canyon. The canyon has potential for about 50 miles to Naturita.
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Gateway Drainage Mile 93/94 141 WI4 Ice, 1 pitch, 50 feet
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Gateway Drainage Mile 93/94 141 WI4 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Gateway/Naturita
This is great climb for a beginner lead climber ready to take that next step into moderate terrain. It would also be a great place for moderate lead climbers to take their friends who want to try ice climbing. Would be fun toproping, has a remote feel to it, and the hike in is easy. 5-10 minutes from the car. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO