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Elevation: 13,803'
Location: 37.6979, -107.6111 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Apr 11, 2012
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The classic pic of Arrow from the beaver ponds. T...

Description 

Vestal's neighbor, Arrow Peak, is almost equally spectacular. Prior to the revelation of an unroped route up its north side in the 1960s, it was thought to be the most difficult major mountain in Colorado to climb. Seen from Molas Pass, Arrow has the similar, sweep-ish grandeur of Vestal, and most climbers will follow the easier regular route on one of two prominent ribs on the northeast side.

Getting There 

Use the same approach options as Vestal Peak.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.6 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['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 Arrow Peak:
North Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches   
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Featured Route For Arrow Peak
First pitch.

Arrow Spire 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Arrow Peak
This is one of the best routes in the San Juans (that I've done at least). The first pitch is the cruz and is an amazing 5.8 dihedral for 200+ft. Second pitch is runout on easy climbing and then works through some overhangs. The rest of the climb kicks back and is 5.6 at the hardest. Working around the towers before the summit of the spire is fun and exposed. We rapped into the notch and got socked in by a nasty thunderstorm. It didn't relent so we had to bail down the horrendously loose g...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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