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This is one of the newer areas in the Pine River Valley, which is a bit strange considering its proximity to the trailhead. The rock does appear a bit more broken and loose from a distance, but I assure you it's some of the best stuff in the area. As it is a new area (the newest as of 8/13), it's still very secluded even for Pine River standards, and the lines will still need a fair bit of cleaning (and establishing). There's a lot of potential here as well as many other unclimbed walls nearby, so have at it and get your FA swag!
This group of walls is roughly halfway down the trail towards the turnoff for Tradistan, and there isn't an established trail yet. A good way to access the base is to locate a rocky gully below the wall and scramble/bushwhack your way up it. Look for a small headwall at the top of the gully. The pictures will give you an idea of what to look for.
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Pitch 1. From the top of the gully headwall, scramble/solo up 4th and lower 5th terrain until you are the base of a large and dark chimney on the wall proper. If you decide to rope up for this, you may have to do a bit of simul-climbing or build an intermediate belay (300? feet, 5th class).Pitch 2. Instead of climbing that unholy and scrappy chimney, this pitch ascends a hand and finger crack through two small roofs just left of the chimney and then ends at a ledge with a prominent dead tree. Wa...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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