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Unaweep Canyon is better known for its rock climbing. There are a few ice climbs here located on the west side of the canyon. The climbs are visible from the road, but due to private land, deadfall, minimal use, and scrub oak, the approaches can be difficult.
Unaweep Canyon is accessed by driving south out of Grand Junction on US Highway 50. In the town of Whitewater, turn south onto CO Highway 141. The climbs start appearing approximately 12 miles in. Potential for ice climbs for the next 25 miles. Until about 5 miles from Gateway.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Unaweep Canyon:
Spooky Tooth WI4+ Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Snyder Falls WI3 Ice, 1 pitch, 120'
Snyder Cleft WI3-4 Ice, 2 pitches, 250'
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Quarry Pillar WI6 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Unaweep Canyon
This is one hard pitch of ice! Overhanging for 50 feet. Extremely overhanging for the first 25 feet. Very thin line at the bottom. Very difficult crampon purchase. Very sustained. I've been told it does not come in every year and also told this was fatter than normal. Incredible line!...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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