This breathtaking canyon south of Grand Junction hosts hundreds of routes on granite and sandstone cliffs. There are cracks of all sizes and a variety of sport climbs, including many multipitch adventures.
These moderate climbs are ideal for climbers who would like to advance their multi pitch skills.
The Indian Creek of Colorado, Escalante features hundreds of wingate sandstone crack climbs in a remote desert setting. Offwidths, hand cracks, and finger cracks abound, this is a great place to hone in on your crack climbing and gear placing skills.
COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT
The “Monument” is home to a variety of climbs for all skill levels on sandstone towers and walls. This is an ideal destination climb for a beginner to intermediate climber to experience their first tower climb. However, Colorado National Monument also boasts intermediate and advanced multi-pitch climbs for those looking to level up their tower or crack climbing experience.
Ratio 2:1 Participant to Guide
Suitable for beginner to advanced climbers
No prior rock climbing experience needed.
Let us know what you DO NOT have. We may have it.
Gear you should bring, weather and terrain dependent:
Long climbing pants such as the Patagonia Simul Alpine Pant
Shorts for warm weather climbing and approaches
Synthetic or wool T-shirt
Lightweight long sleeve synthetic or wool shirt
A medium weight synthetic or wool shirt. We use and recommend the Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody
One medium weight insulated jacket, such as a Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody
A lightweight emergency rain shell such as the Patagonia Alpine Houdini or M10 Jacket
Lightweight emergency rain pants such as Patagonia Torrentshell Pants
One lightweight insulated piece such as a Patagonia Nano puff jacket or pullover
A lightweight wool or synthetic hat
A pair of lightweight fleece or lightly insulated leather-palmed gloves.
2 locking carabiners
1 belay/rappel device
Rock shoes suitable for climbing all day, generally snug fitting with a sock
Rock shoes suitable for more difficult pitches, generally snug fitting without a sock
Good approach shoes are mandatory. Preferably with a sheet rubber sole and not with mold-injected rubber. An example of this is the La Sportiva Boulder X approach shoe.
A simple, climbing-oriented 25 liter backpack such as the Patagonia Ascentionist 25 backpack
Lipbalm with sunscreen
EQUIPMENT WE PROVIDE:
Ropes, protection, slings and other team technical equipment.
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