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Liberty Cap 

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The prow of Liberty Cap Buttress.


This crag has some of the best single pitch crack climbes in the area. Included in this section are Walmart Tower and Safeway Spire.

Getting There 

Drive west out of Grand Junction on Broadway (CO 340) into the Redlands. Drive approximately 3 miles turning left (south) onto Redlands Parkway. After 0.5 mile, the road curves right (east) and becomes South Broadway at South Camp Road. Continue west on South Broadway for approximately 0.5 mile to Wildwood Drive, turning left at the Liberty Cap Trailhead Sign and parking lot on the right. A 30-40 minute hike, level at first then steep, will bring you to a sign reading "to Rim Rock Drive - Liberty Cap Trail (right) Ute Canyon Trail (left)". Take Ute Canyon, follow it until the buttress is on the left, look for a path that leads up the cliff face. (Courtesy of Desert Rock III, Eric Bjornstad.)

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18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Liberty Cap:
Steppin' On it   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
On Fire   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Stonehenge   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Double Jeopardy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
F/S   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Irish Pride   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Kokopelli   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cool Breeze   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Never Cry Wolf   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Osiris   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Steppin' On It.

Steppin' On it 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Liberty Cap
Move up some loose Chinle to gain some loose rock. Step lightly to then stuff big hands into a crack that goes in a corner till you hit a roof. Reach to your left and jam the continuous crack which turns is in a left facing dihedral....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Apr 18, 2006

Great crag to get some miles in.

By D-Storm
Aug 24, 2011

Has the trailhead changed? I hadn't gone there in years and then I tried to take my girlfriend there in June. I remembered the turn at Wildwood Drive and there was a gated/locked dirt road, which I believe was the old trailhead. I double-checked the Desert Rock III guidebook and it described what I remembered. How do we access Liberty Cap and Ute Canyon, now?