Pink Floyd Area Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||38.89245, -108.51165 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Hoez on Jan 10, 2010 with updates
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BETA PHOTO: The Pink Floyd Area. Update 1.6. Approximate foo...
Per Nick Reecy
: The quantity, density, and quality of the boulders found at Pink Floyd outshines all other areas at Nine Mile Hill.
Pink Floyd is the far west boundary of the Mecca Area. The boulders are those which are located at 6,200 feet below the canyon's west wall above the Mecca area.
The style of bouldering is predominantly vertical, but many slab and slightly overhung problems exist as well. The area is sublimely secluded from the highway that intersects the canyon and unlike Main Mecca, Pink Floyd's soil isn't nearly as nasty after becoming wet, and the canyon wall makes for early shade during late afternoons.
Classic boulders include Main, Weeperhorn, Dune, Megalomania, and Barn.
Per Nick Reecy
: from the Mecca parking area, go through the green gate (close it behind you), follow the foot path downhill, cross East Creek, head uphill, make a right on the dirt track, head north by northwest for a few minutes, make a left onto a well worn foot path, head west through a sage brush meadow toward the west canyon wall. The trail will eventually deposit you at the Main Boulder. At a brisk pace, you can reach the area in about 10 minutes. It is approximately a 0.5 mile, one way, to reach the center of the area.
Weather station 15.7 miles from here
132 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',50],['2 Stars',68],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
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Deep Air V3 6A CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : Giver Boulder
Deep Air climbs a near vertical face via static movement on perfect stone over an ideal landing.Stand start with hands matched on an edge rail. From there, work straight up through a thin edge to reach a diagonal sloping arete, then a left hand edge. Follow with the right again to a sloping diagonal arete, bump the left up to a sidepull, reach the lip, and mantle on top....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: One small segment of the Main Boulder's east face.
Once you see this boulder on the trailhead up towa...
By Nick Reecy
Feb 3, 2012
Sweet, thanks for posting!
Feb 5, 2012