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Rolling Stones Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 37.4631, -107.4948 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: eDixon on Jul 22, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Rolling Stones Wall from the Pine River Trail.


The Rolling Stones Wall is made up of the same featured granite conglomerate as found on Tradistan Tower and around the rest of the Lower Pine River area. The rock is generally good-quality, but expect some looseness, lichen, and overall adventure – these are the San Juans! There are corners, cracks, roofs, and features all over the wall, so route-finding can be tricky. It's not a bad idea to try to pick out some prominent features on the hike in, giving yourself some points of reference once on the wall.

Getting There 

To get to the wall, follow the approach to near the base of Tradistan Tower, then traverse the base left, around the toe of Tradistan and almost past the Rolling Stones Wall. Scramble up left and follow ledges back right to the base of the wall proper. It is ~1.5 hours from the trailhead.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rolling Stones Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rolling Stones Wall:
No Expectations   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 850'   
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Featured Route For Rolling Stones Wall
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No Expectations 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Durango : ... : Rolling Stones Wall
No Expectations is a fun route that links its way up left of center on the main wall. The rock is generally good, but this is the San Juans, so be prepared for some looseness, lichen, and slight run-outs.P1. Climb moderate terrain to a large ledge with a big tree. Continue up a small, left-facing corner with a hand/finger crack (not the dark, loose-looking corner to the right) to a small foot stance and belay off gear (5.8, 175').P2. Step slightly left into another small, left-facing corner and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jaaron Mankins
From: Bayfield, CO
Aug 9, 2013
This is a pretty fun wall, watch for the bees. We have climbed two routes on this wall previously and have not found any old abandoned gear anywhere on this wall yet. Thanks for posting!

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