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Rock Garden  

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Submitted By: Bradley Mark Edwards on Apr 13, 2011
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After the graffiti removal.


The Rock Garden has lots of lines just a few miles off the main road. If you know where the Texas Block is, continue on and Rock Garden parking is on the left hand side. I have even seen some Unaweep projects in Rock and Ice magazine that are in the Rock Garden area.

It has a quick approach, a good variety of boulders, and lots of potential for me. In the Colorado Bouldering guidebook, there are 5-6 pages on the Rock Garden.

Getting There 

This is just a bit past the Texas Block area on the left hand side (assuming you're coming from Grand Junction). There's a dirt lot on the left.

Per Kevin Hadfield: this is just after mile marker 150 on CO Hwy 141 on the south side of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.6 miles from here

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['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]

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Chiseled Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   Chiseled Arete Boulder
Chiseled Arete SDS   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Chiseled Arete Boulder
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By Kevin Hadfield
From: New Castle, CO
Mar 21, 2012
This area is located just after mile marker 150 on HWY 141 on the south side of the road.
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