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The Pharcyde

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The Pharcyde  


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Elevation: 8,000'
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Submitted By: William Mondragon on Sep 12, 2012
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Description 

This is a cliff band of high quality stone west of Monte Vista. Most of the routes here are baking in the sun in the morning. It is as secluded as it gets. The bouldering here is great as well. There are pictures and descriptions of all established routes and boulders available at 27crags.com/crags/the-pharcyde....

Getting There 

From the stop light in Monte Vista, head south to Lariat Road and follow this road to a sharp left turn. Here you go right onto the smaller road for about 4 miles crossing a couple dried up stream beds till you hit an intersection of 4 roads, keep heading straight at this intersection and go over a small hill to a gate that blocks the road. Park here and hike up the closed road half a mile to the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

12 Total Routes

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


Featured Route For The Pharcyde
Lydia on 4 Better or 4 Worse.

4 Better or 4 Worse V4-5 6B+  CO : San Luis Valley : The Pharcyde
Classic pocket traverse! For the original 4 Better or 4 Worse, stand start in the big pocket in the middle of the face. Traverse left along pockets, then head straight up the face before the arete. The sit start adds a couple moves and a grade. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of The Pharcyde Slideshow Add Photo
The Pharcyde.
The Pharcyde.
Some Pharcyde rock.
Some Pharcyde rock.
Andrew McClure on the third ascent of Mr. Nobody.
Andrew McClure on the third ascent of Mr. Nobody.
William Mondragon on a project.
William Mondragon on a project.

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By b hof
From: Pueblo West, CO
Mar 24, 2013
It seems like there is some FA bias going on here, these routes look super short with choss at the start of some of them!
By William Mondragon
From: My car
Apr 1, 2013
@bhof, as you know, the San Luis valley is a place of short sport routes. Yes these routes are short, but it is what we have here. Everyone I have taken to this area has loved it. I thought it would be nice if more folks had a opportunity to come try my routes and enjoy the seclusion of the area. I guess I should just stop bolting new routes right? Go climb at Shelf Road where not just the start of the route is chossy.
By b hof
From: Pueblo West, CO
Apr 2, 2013
Keep on bolting, the SLV could use more sport climbing areas! What I'm saying, though, is that I have a hard time believing 3-4 bolt routes are worthy of classic status. This area looks like a galaxy with all the stars your giving these routes. Don't get me wrong the rock looks good for the most part and I bet the routes climb well. Unfortunately it's a bummer when all that ends in 20 or so ft.