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.
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.
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No Expectations 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 7 pitches, 850'
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No Expectations 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 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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