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South Camp Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Tanner Wixom on Aug 16, 2012
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South Camp Road wraps around the base of some desert hills in the Redlands of West Grand Junction. The hills are home to many sandstone boulders and some other popular climbing areas such as Dynamite Shacks and Bullet Hole Boulders. Many trails wind through these hills, and they are a popular biking/hiking/running destination for locals.

The rock quality varies. The lighter colored sandstone tends to be soft and sometimes unclimbable. The darker Dakota Sandstone is strong but sharp.

A lot of the boulders are very close to housing. The land beyond the housing development is currently owned by the City of Grand Junction which has allowed its recreational use by visitors; however, it is not protected as park at this time. As such, climbers should be respectful of the area and to homeowners to keep the area open for recreational use. Keep the areas around the boulders clean and avoid cutting new trails when possible.

Getting There 

If arriving on I-70, take exit 28 for 24th Rd toward Redlands Parkway. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto 24 Rd. Continue straight onto Redlands Parkway. Continue onto S. Broadway. Turn left onto South Camp Rd. The desert hills will be along the left of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For South Camp
Rock Climbing Photo: East face of the Looney Bin.

Disturbia V0 4  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Caprock Boulders
This has a spread out sit start, keep your feet off the flakey rock underneath. All holds are clearly marked, and there are plenty of other holds to use if you have trouble, but it is an easy climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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