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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.
Use the same approach options as Vestal Peak.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arrow Peak:
North Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches
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Arrow Spire 5.8 5b 16 VI- 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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