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Pirates Cove Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Luke Childers on May 28, 2009


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This alcove located directly behind (North) Gilligan's Island features steep over hanging climbing. The rock quality is only ok, but this area is still worth a visit.

The climbing is good during all seasons but winter. Just left of the alcove is a small pinnacle that has one of the better lines of the whole area. It's called "Scurvy", and it will test your sloper, balance and mantling skills to the limit. If you're in the area, it is a must try!!

Getting There 

Park in the West side parking lot. Take the Blue Brid Meadow Trail to Gilligan's Island. Once you run into the Homestead Trail go let and head west around to the back side of the Island. Once you are almost all the way around the Island and can start to see the open fields again turn left into a small brush less opening heading farther north. Keep looking to your left and you will see the alcove.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pirates Cove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pirates Cove:
The Plank   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   
Long Blade   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 10'   
Flint Lock   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
2nd Mate   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   
Long Blade Sit   V8- 7B     Boulder, 10'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Reaching the Crystal!

Crystal Arete V5 6C  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Pirates Cove
Sit start with both hands in the large slot that runs along the bottom of the rock. Work the right hand to the arete, match the left above, and go up and left again to a crystal about 3-3.5 feet above. Finish up and slightly left on small and sloping holds, and onto the slab above. Move off Left to an easy downclimb. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is where Gilligan and The Skipper tried to es...
This is where Gilligan and The Skipper tried to es...
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke Childers on "2nd Mate."  The Pirate...
Luke Childers on "2nd Mate." The Pirate...
Rock Climbing Photo: What the Pirates Cove will look like when you see ...
BETA PHOTO: What the Pirates Cove will look like when you see ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The main wall of Pirates Cove.
BETA PHOTO: The main wall of Pirates Cove.

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