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Anorexic Lycra Dog S 
Another Unknown Route T 
Armaj Das T 
Ben Dover S 
Blossoming Bosoms T 
Bye, Bye Butterfly S 
Conarette S 
Curtlovesugly S 
Don't Go T 
Flatland Therapy S 
Four Men on a Rope T 
Harder Than It Looks S 
Jolly Jugular T 
Kashmir S 
Kayak for Sale S 
Lichen or Leave It T 
Neck Row Feel Ya T 
Par Four T 
Pine Nuts T 
Punks and Old Men S 
Roof By-Pass T 
Royal Rogers T 
She's a Moaner S 
Squid Face aka Pine Away T 
Stone Age T 
Stories for Boys T,S 
Talk to Your Toes S 
To Bubb Or Not To Be T 
Toy Cows in Africa S 
Unknown (submitted as Talk to Your Toes) S 
Wrestle with the Pig S 
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Pine Cone Dome Rock Climbing 

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Another great dome for moderate routes, although some of the "beginner" routes are spicier than average. The rock looks kinda chossy from the road, but some great routes are hidden between the moss, lichen, and blocks. Don't miss the great sport route, "Ben Dover."

Getting There 

One of the last rocks in the canyon. Look for the big dome of the right side of the road at the 8.2 mile mark.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pine Cone Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pine Cone Dome:
Armaj Das   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Jolly Jugular   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Roof By-Pass   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Punks and Old Men   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Flatland Therapy   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Harder Than It Looks   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ben Dover   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Lichen or Leave It   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Wrestle with the Pig   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blossoming Bosoms   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
She's a Moaner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Don't Go   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Talk to Your Toes   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Kayak for Sale   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Toy Cows in Africa   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches   
Kashmir   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Stories for Boys   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 80'   
Curtlovesugly   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bye, Bye Butterfly   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Pine Cone Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike seconding the route.

Another Unknown Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : South Platte : ... : Pine Cone Dome
I can't find a description of this route, but it lies in between the 10a, unknown left of Jolly Jugular and the route Don't Go. I climbed an undercling flake up and followed the this up to the fifth bolt of the 10a unknown....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Pine Cone Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: West End of Pine Cone Dome
BETA PHOTO: West End of Pine Cone Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown route.  The easiest sport route on the Pin...
Unknown route. The easiest sport route on the Pin...
Rock Climbing Photo: A 4 bolt route on the right end of the wall. Crux ...
BETA PHOTO: A 4 bolt route on the right end of the wall. Crux ...
Rock Climbing Photo: East end of Pine Cone Dome.
BETA PHOTO: East end of Pine Cone Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: 7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.  Early crux.  Anyone k...
BETA PHOTO: 7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Early crux. Anyone k...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pine Cone Dome, taken from the trail access closes...
BETA PHOTO: Pine Cone Dome, taken from the trail access closes...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Harder than it Looks].
BETA PHOTO: [Harder than it Looks].
Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful day in Autumn.
A beautiful day in Autumn.

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By Edward Jenner
Oct 3, 2001
Although I haven't climbed all the trad routes, they definitely seem 'spicier than average'! The sort of climbing that seems significantly more difficult for the leader than the second. Take the guide book descriptions with a pinch of salt!
By davel
Aug 20, 2007
I climbed that last week. It's definitely harder than it looks. Afterward, I talked to some guys at the Icebox and one of them told me that it was 12a or C1. My partner and I went for the latter. We usually don't have too much problem with easy 12, but neither of us could make the move.
By Dale D
From: Parker, CO
Sep 12, 2007
Posted a picture of a route that I am looking for information on. I would like to add it, but I don't know anything about it. It is towards the right end of the wall. Easy climbing past two bolts to a crux at the third bolt - a 5.9ish slab move to gain a ledge. This move is harder for shorter people like me. Then another bolt just above a short corner which can be protected with a small nut/cam if you like. The anchor seems to be shared with another bolted route to the right which starts on top of a large, leaning boulder.

Any help?

By Stewart M. Green
Sep 14, 2007
Hey Dale,

I have a hard time discerning exactly what route you mean on Pine Cone Dome from the photograph, but I think what you climbed is "Harder Than It Looks" (5.10a). The route has 7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor; some cams can give extra pro. Bill Schmausser did the FA. Fun climb with a short crux.

By Dale D
From: Parker, CO
Sep 14, 2007
Hi Stewart,

Nope, that is not the route. It for sure only has 4 bolts. Thank you though. That picture is of the entire route - sorry it was not better.

By Jeff Bryan
From: Cortez, co
Jul 23, 2008
Lots of new sport routes here. More then are listed. A couple easier sport routes. I am not the best judge but the route just left of stories for boys is maybe a 5.8 you can throw in some pro after you lie back the flake. Their is also a new route just to the left of the 2 5.11s. This is really well protected and seems 5.7 with a move of 5.8 or 5.9. I have no idea so if you have any beta on these routes let me know.

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