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Pirates Cove

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Pirates Cove  

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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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pirates Cove:
The Plank   V3 6A     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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This is where Gilligan and The Skipper tried to escape the island on a raft, but ran into some trouble on the east side of pirates cove (the east side of pirates cove is like east Denver).  They were eaten by cannibal pirates... I think, that's just what I heard.
This is where Gilligan and The Skipper tried to es...
Luke Childers on "2nd Mate."  The Pirates Cove.  Three Sisters, Colorado.
Luke Childers on "2nd Mate." The Pirate...
What the Pirates Cove will look like when you see it on your left.
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The main wall of Pirates Cove.
BETA PHOTO: The main wall of Pirates Cove.

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