Colorado National Monument

JMorgan climb

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Located just to the south of Grand Junction and Fruita, the Colorado National Monument offers climbers 181 routes in Wingate and Entrada Sandstone. The landscape is dotted with towers, such as the 400 foot Independence Monument. Summer weather in the Monument restricts climbing, however after September climbers can find milder weather. Camping is available within the Monument, with additional choices nearby. Just south of Fruita at the James M. Robb, Colorado River State Park is one option. The BLM’s North Fruita Desert has dispersed camping opportunities.


Main Routes:
Ahab Tower: 1
Devil’s Kitchen: 7
Fruita Canyon: 12
Gold Star Canyon: 7
Grand View Spire: 2
The Gypsies: 7
Independence Monument: 7
Irishman’s Temple: 3
Kissing Couple Area: 4
Liberty Cap: 18
Metamorphic Canyon: 10
Monument Canyon: 26
No Throughfare Canyon: 14
Organ Pipe and Pipe Organ Spire: 7
Other Areas: 4
Red Canyon: 6
Sentinel Spire: 4
Terra Tower Buttress: 9
Tiara Rado: 21
Ute Canyon: 12