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Location: 39.0529, -108.6613 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Hoez on Jul 4, 2009
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A good little chill spot after the hike. Good prob...

Description 

This area has slick granite climbing with a lot of potential HARD boulder problems in the area. It is comparable to Castle Hill.

Getting There 

Go to the Wildwood trailhead, hike toward Liberty Cap, take a left at the fork, go 1/4 mile then descend 500 feet.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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Biometrics.

Biometrics V2 5+  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Metamorphic Canyon
Stand start on a set of crimps and high step up off the ground and onto the route. Then make a series of moves on polished granite up the slab. Pretty fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Derek Fox
Jul 4, 2011
So, getting to this do you hike clear up onto the bench below Liberty Cap buttress and then descend? That seems like the only way to do it. I am just hoping for a somewhat shorter approach.
By Hoez
From: Uganda
Oct 3, 2012
F**K this area... the annoying ass hike is not worth the crappy quality of rock. Completely blank faces all over the place - so sad.

ALSO BE CAREFUL!!!!

When I was up last we encountered RATTLESNAKES!

Was scary, be careful when popping your head around corners looking for lines - with how slippery the rock is, it is easy for them to fall down into the cracks and crevices.