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The far western sections of Colorado are pretty wild. What settlements there are are based upon ranching and uranium exploration. Due to its nature and relative inaccessibility climbers have been late to develop this quiet corner of the state.
From Grand Junction, Colorado. Head south out of town on US-50, towards Montrose and Delta. After traveling about 9 miles south of Grand Junction, turn right on CO-141, toward Gateway. This intersection is located in the small town of Whitewater.
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Immoral Disapproval 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CO : Grand Junction area : ... : The Palisade
The route climbs the east side of the Palisade prow. P1: Climb a short, 5.10, hands splitter to a large ledge, 30'.P2: Go up an offwidth (5.10) to an alcove (optional gear belay). Continue up a left-facing corner to a bolted anchor below the obvious splitter.P3: Climb the hands to fingers to hands splitter (100') ending on a ledge with bolted anchors. Descent: rappel the route with 2 ropes....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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