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Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:54 pm

Anyone know the name of this rock? It's in the Devils Canyon and Cowboy Hat Tower area, southwest of Fruita. If you're acquainted with the park, the D1 trail goes right past it.

Also, does anyone know the best way to reach its base? That's tomorrow's mission. :)

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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby Brian C » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:06 am

I've eyed it from the trail but have never been up close. Going climbing??

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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby bonehead » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:09 am

Hey ColoradoGuy.
I thought you were a BV guy.
What Happened?

Good luck getting over that last hump.

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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:43 am

Brian C wrote:I've eyed it from the trail but have never been up close. Going climbing??

I will find out in about an hour. :)

All right, since it apparently doesn't have a name, I'm naming it Imperial Rock. That sounds good.
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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby Brian C » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:48 am

Looking forward to hearing how it goes. Ever get up the Cowboy Hat?

Also, there is a tower a bit further into the canyon that has "Kit Carson" carved into the base of it. Is it authentic? Allegedly, but who knows. Still cool nonetheless.

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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby bonehead » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 am

ColoradoGuy wrote:-Steve in BV Mt. Princeton

Subtle reply, Thanks.
We did Emma Burr Mountain this last summer
based on your recommendation.
Great info, and great fun.
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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby MUni Rider » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:37 am

I vote we name is Mount Crestone Rock, or John Denver Outcrop.
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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:39 am

"Little Baldy"
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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby bonehead » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:45 am

I vote,
we let the women vote.

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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby Rcizzle » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:29 am

Polluck Tower..... Actually I don't know. Everything over there is named McInnis/Polluck/Rattlesnake/Devil's/Horsethief etc.
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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:56 pm

Rcizzle wrote:Everything over there is named McInnis/Polluck/Rattlesnake/Devil's/Horsethief etc.

Ha ha. That's true! :)

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Re: Fruita/Grand Junction - Name This Rock

Postby Brian C » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:56 pm

ColoradoGuy wrote:...since it apparently doesn't have a name...


Before you start naming things I'd ask around. Especially if it's been climbed (which I believe this has), I'm sure it has already been named. Almost every tower in the GJ area has been named years ago. Stewart Green or Cam Burns would be the ones to ask.
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