Red Canyon is the canyon in between Ute & No Thoroughfare. When you are at Cold Shivers Parking lot, you are looking into the South Drainage of Red Canyon.
For the longest time, folks were walking up the drainage from South Camp Rd, but it now appears that there are some access issues with walking the drainages. Top down now seems to be the way. Plan on jugging unless you pick your line very carefully.
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Snake Charmer 5.11+ C1 CO : Grand Junction area : ... : JB Tower
This one is kinda grunt, mostly free but each pitch has its own kind of character, that I have no doubt not all will equally enjoy.P1: The entrance exam - what starts as a messy, sandy, insecure, rattly fingers and tight, thin hands splitter up a gently overhanging wall for thirty feet gradualy rolls back over to slightly less than vertical, thin hands and hand crack to a nice ledge. This pitch will eat medium-sized hexes in a few places, so bring them. (5.11) 80' +/-.P2: While you belayer duck...[more] Browse More Classics in CO