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Pine River Trad

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Pine River Trad  


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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 37.447, -107.5053 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jaaron Mankins on Jan 12, 2011
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Description 

A great area that contains a stunning amount of rock in a large glaciated valley. Beautiful backdrop while climbing on quality, juggy granite. Some rock quality is impeccable, but there is a fair share of loose holds/rocks. Routes range between 500' to 2000' tall. A large area encompassing some beautiful climbs and copious amounts of alpine rock if you do not mind a bit of an approach.

Getting There 

Drive north out of Bayfield to Vallecito Lake on CR 501. At the north end of the lake, veer right on CR 501 as it contiunues around the backside of the lake. This turns into FR 602-take this until you are at the Pine River Trailhead.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',7],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pine River Trad:
Nuggernaut   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 900'   Tradistan Tower
Central Buttress   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0+     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1200'   The Pope's Nose
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Featured Route For Pine River Trad
Da $$$ pitch of Da Cherry on Top!, 5.9+.

Da Cherry on Top! 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Durango : ... : Tradistan Tower
In my opinion, this may be the best route on Tradistan Tower. I may try to head back up and see if there is a more direct start. Nonetheless, This route has got quite a bit to offer: massive dihedral, crack climbing, roofs, overhangs, face climbing, off-width, squeeze chimney. Mmmmm mmmmm.From the approach trail, you can see the massive cave in the massive dihedral. This is what you're looking for. Start up the massive dihedral in-between 'No Country For Old Men' and 'Nuggernaut...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Watch out for wildlife!!
Watch out for wildlife!!
The view when entering the Pine River area.
The view when entering the Pine River area.

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By IanA
From: Durango, CO
Jan 13, 2011
Shhh.... Don't give it all away yet!