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Antlers on a Sunday 
Arch Traverse 
Beginner's Luck 
Black Dynamite 
Bridge of Air 
Burnt Beautician 
Catch a Wave 
Dike Arch 
Dike Pinch 
Don Juan 
Dreams of Far Away Places 
Fearless First 
Monkey Gone to Heaven 
Motion Fascination 
Napa Arete 
Napa Valley 
Optical Illusions 
People are Poodles Too. 
Pillar 1 
Pillar 2a  
R-Tree It 
Red Hangers 
Right of Trash Can Alley 
Second Pillar 
Silently Indirect 
Simple Mind 
Single Bolt Seam 
Smooth Reach 
Standard Route 
Steeple, The 
Sun Dancer 
Sweet Sunday Serenade 
Three's Company 
Tree It 
Undocumented (Left of Bandito) 
Unknown Arete 
Unknown Pillar 
Unknown Reach 
Upper Deck 0.5 
Upper Deck 1 
Upper Deck 2 
Wave, The 

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Sunday Wall is probably the most visited crag in Unaweep Canyon and for good reason. It hosts both sport and trad climbs up to 5 pitches long, on excellent gneiss/granite, ranging from 5.6 to 5.12+. Most routes follow steep cracks or blank looking faces. Sport routes are difficult and exciting, trad routes are asthetic and fun, but take a little getting used to.

The wall is located 2.2 miles West of Divide Road on the North side of CO Hwy 141, on Access Fund property. Park on the North side of the CO Hwy 141 with a wooden stile crossing the fence ~ 10 minute approach. Rock is generally solid but there can be loose sections. Most routes involve a rappel but some walk off and is often sunny. Suggested routes include but are not limited to: Optical Illusions (5.11b A0), Bridge Of Air (5.12), Sweet Sunday Seranade (5.9) and Catch a Wave (5.11a).

Getting There 

Drive West from Divide Road for 2.2miles and look for a large dirt pull-out, on the right hand side of the road, with a visible "Access Fund" sign, it's pretty easy.

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunday Wall:
Beginner's Luck   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Three's Company   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sun Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   
Bandito   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sweet Sunday Serenade   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
R-Tree It   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unknown Pillar   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
2-fer   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gargoyle   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Napa Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Arch Traverse   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Black Dynamite   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Catch a Wave   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Simple Mind   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Napa Valley   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 5 pitches   
Motion Fascination   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Red Hangers   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Optical Illusions   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bridge of Air   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
Echoes   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 580'   
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Featured Route For Sunday Wall
The line follows across the scoop and straight up to an anchor.

The Wave 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Sunday Wall
At first glance, this route looks like a squeeze job that ties into Black Dynamite. This is an independent line that has some great climbing. Some traffic and this would clean up nicely.Head up to the first two bolts passing under the wave. Unclip the first bolt after clipping the 2nd. Extend the 2nd to avoid bad rope drag. Right as the wave becomes shallow there is a seam (the crux) right above (not Black Dynamite) that leads straight up to some varied crack climbing ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Sunday Wall from the parking area.
Sunday Wall, Unaweep Canyon.
BETA PHOTO: Sunday Wall, Unaweep Canyon.
The right side of Sunday Wall.
The right side of Sunday Wall.
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By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Dec 19, 2013

If you left and article of clothing here in the last week or two, let me know what it was, and I will return it!

By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 11, 2010

The "Access Fund" sign is missing, but the wooden stile over the fence looks new and is easy to spot. The large pullout is on the north (right) side of the road, just a little ways before CO 141 mile marker 137 as you are driving southwest.