The Access Fund Trailhead
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The breakdown of the Main Wall.
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.
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.
Weather station 17.4 miles from here
108 Total Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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Renaissance 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Fortress Wall
As you approach Fortress Wall on the Access Fund trail, Renaissance is just to the left, and can easily be identified by the impressive roof about 30 or 40 feet up.Pitch 1: Follow a crack up in the left-facing corner under the right side of the overhang. After reaching the overhang, work the horizontal crack under the roof over to the left side and continue up through a challenging off-width. There is a good ledge about 20 feet further, or if rope drag is becoming a factor, belaying directly ...[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.