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The breakdown of the Main Wall.

Description 

The climbs accessed form this trailhead exist on the Access Fund owned Sunday Wall, Fortress Wall, and Hidden Valley Wall, as well as the privately owned (and currently for sale) Television Wall. In general the rock here is very good. Many excellent crack climbs exist on Hidden Valley and Fortress Walls. Sunday Wall has a few well traveled crack climbs, as well as many bolt protected climbs including several classic steep slabs. Sunday Wall has also seen more development in recent years than any other crag in the canyon. Television Wall is home to both crack and face climbs of good quality, including the super classic Rubarama.

This is where land acquisition for the sake of climbing access began. The Access Fund, in conjunction with local climbers, purchased Sunday Wall and Hidden Valley Wall in 1992, and Fortress Wall in 1993. The Access Fund donated a total of $10,000 to this effort (land was much cheaper then!), and they have held the title to these lands ever since. It is interesting to note that this strategy did not really work for the Access Fund who now helps smaller, local non-profits purchase land, but does not like to hold land itself. Nevertheless, this purchase set an important example of resource protection through land acquisition for climbers.


Getting There 

Drive 2.2 miles on CO-141 past the divide road turn off to a large pull out on the right side of the road with a wooden stile over the fence.

All cliffs are accessed by first following the trail up to Sunday Wall and then traversing the cliff.


106 Total Routes


['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',37],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Access Fund Trailhead:
Beginner's Luck   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Sunday Wall
Three's Company   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Sunday Wall
Sun Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   Sunday Wall
Bandito   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunday Wall
Obe Won Canobe   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Hidden Valley Wall
Sweet Sunday Serenade   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Sunday Wall
Nimbasus   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Fortress Wall
Unknown Pillar   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Sunday Wall
Gargoyle   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   Sunday Wall
Never Ending Story   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Hidden Valley Wall
Napa Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Sunday Wall
Illusions   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Hidden Valley Wall
Arch Traverse   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Sunday Wall
Black Dynamite   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunday Wall
Renaissance   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   Fortress Wall
Catch a Wave   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Sunday Wall
Simple Mind   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunday Wall
Rubarama   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Television Wall
Bridge of Air   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   Sunday Wall
Echoes   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 580'   Sunday Wall
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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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By Jason Anderson
Apr 20, 2010

The creek is too wide to jump right now, and it's almost knee deep. Wear sandals.