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Plainview Tower is the large, detached block at the mouth of Red Canyon, looker's left when gazing up at Red Canyon from South Camp Road. The final 40' to the summit is separated from the rim by 10'-15'. It is on the opposite side from Snake Charmer and a little bit further down canyon.
From the Junction side entrance, drive up to Cold Shivers lookout turn around and head back the other way. Park at the 1st pulloff you come to, approximately 1/4 mile from Cold Shivers parking lot. Head out cross country to the rim & walk the edge till the tower comes into view. The drop in is approximately 5-10 minutes from the car. It's a great location to get three quick pitches in the shade and be done by 1 in the afternoon.
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Ronin 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Plainview Tower
Start from a natural anchor on the good ledge 20' above the ground.P1. Bluecollar climbing goes progressively upward through the sizes. Fight your way up the left-facing corner. This is a good, fun pitch on good stone, 5.10; 110' +/-.P2. Stem through the gap till it is possible to face climb up the slab on excellent stone with excellent protection. Once on the big ledge, an uber junky 8' awaits to finalize this adventure, 5.11 C0; 50' +/-. Caviat: The summit of this tower ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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