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Red Pine Crag

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Azal Tinto T 
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Criolla T 
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Red Pine Crag  


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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.54702, -111.68909 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: apross on Jul 26, 2011
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Description 

This is a little Alpine crag with great rock in a super nice setting. It faces west and goes in the sun around noon. It is covered with a little lichen and has some grass in the cracks. We cleaned as much as we could/needed to stop people moaning too much. Just try and remember its Alpine and gets you away from the herds.

We found a peg and a sling in the big main corner, also a peg right of Cavas de Weinert. Anyone who has any ideas on those I would like to hear from them.
The star ratings are based on this crag only.
All the routes were good, with some just better than others.

Bring extra slings incase you need to replace or backup anchors.




Getting There 

Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the Red/White Pine parking area. Hike the Red Pine trail until it levels out about 5 mins from the lake. Turn left (east) off the trail for another 5 mins to the base of the talus right below the crag.
About 1.5 hrs hike from the road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Red Pine Crag:
Pesquera   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Azal Tinto   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Vina Ardanza   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Vino Santo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 230'   
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Featured Route For Red Pine Crag
Criolla 5.7+

Criolla 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Red Pine Crag
Pitch 1. Take the line of best rock that leads to a left slanting crack. Some nice moves up this brings you to a blocky prow. Up this to tree belay. 5.7+ 160ftPitch 2. Head up a crack behind the tree to the top. Then traverse left over to the sling anchor above Bodegas Trapiche. 5.6 50ft...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Red Pine Crag Slideshow Add Photo
The Pillar.
The Pillar.
Red Pine lake with crags up to the left.
Red Pine lake with crags up to the left.
Red Pine Crag.
Red Pine Crag.
Looking down canyon. Secret crag off in the distan...
Looking down canyon. Secret crag off in the distan...
Routes Left to Right. Pesquera 5.7+ Azal Tinto 5.8...
BETA PHOTO: Routes Left to Right. Pesquera 5.7+ Azal Tinto 5.8...
Red Pine Crag with Pillar to the left.
BETA PHOTO: Red Pine Crag with Pillar to the left.
Main Crag.
Main Crag.
Red Pine.
Red Pine.

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By mountainsense
Jul 26, 2011
Yeah, Andy! It's great to see you and Gene finally got back up there... These lines look RAD!
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 27, 2011
Looks really sweet! Nice work guys.
By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Aug 15, 2011
Great looking area. Summer retreat
By krbuckingham
Jun 18, 2012
Definitely bring slings and bail biners/rap rings. We found a few slings/biners in random places that had been blown off. Come prepared. Beautiful area - can't wait to get up there again.
By Mike Marmar
Jul 14, 2014
A huge thank you to the developers of this nice alpine crag.

Expect the following:

- A long, but very easy approach.
- Nicely featured rock with cracks, jugs, edges. Reminiscent of LPC granite.
- Thoughtful, steep, and well protected climbing. This is not your typical little cottonwood slab.
- Lichen, moss, and some choss, although in general the rock is very solid.
- Lots of sun. We went up on a sunny hot summer day and were baking in the sun all afternoon.
- Missing fixed anchors. Bring extra webbing.
- Beautiful views of the Pfeifferhorn, red pine lake, twin peaks, and the valley.
- Low commitment cragging in an amazing setting.
By Sam Cannon
From: Holladay, Utah
Jul 25, 2014
+1 to everything Mike said. Kudos to Andy Ross and the other guys involved with the FAs, this is a great addition to the trad granite climbing available in SLC. Thoroughly enjoyed the routes we climbed, and I'll definitely be back to tag the rest of them! I felt like the ratings were right on but that overall the climbing was of better quality and more enjoyable than typical 2-star climbing fare in LCC or BCC, so long as you don't mind a little lichen.

We trundled some loose stuff of the climbs we did and I dug out a few pro placements that had filled in with mud/plants. The crag will clean up well if it ever starts to see more traffic, but for alpine style rock is already in great shape.

At least in July, within an hour or two of the crag hitting the sun it was too hot to climb comfortably. That being said, we were both wearing light jackets and I had a beanie on in the early am. Bring webbing/rap rings to back up/replace. It's 3.5 miles into the crag.