Porcupine Rock Rock Climbing
|Parking near private building and public bike path|
This crag is never crowded, has long routes, and the rock quality actually better than rumor has it.
A. Snowblind, 8, 1p.
B. Soul Chicken, 11, 1p, bolts.
, 10+ PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
D. Eatin' Alive, 8, 1p.
E. Unknown Roof, 1p, TR.
F. Loose Goose, 9, 1p.
G. Weed Eater, 8, 1p.
H. The Quill
, 10-, 1p, 90', bolts.
Porcupine Rock has a long and colorful climbing history. Though many have turned their heads toward other crags reputedly cleaner in nature, the short approach to great rock which just may require a bit of initial cleaning is hard to beat.
Park underneath the rock about 1 mile from the turn onto Montezuma Road.
Others may approach differently, however, I prefer to walk down canyon on the bike path for about 200m until reaching an old mining road (may be marked by a wood cairn). Branch out right and follow the casual trail/old road that leads towards Porcupine Rock. After 5 minutes, an old mine tailing pile is reached. go straight up the steep hillside for 25m, then find a cairned footpath to the base of the Rock.
Climbing Season For the Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma area.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Porcupine Rock:
The Quill 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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The Quill 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO
: Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma
: Porcupine Rock
May become popular if other offerings are deemed available in this area. Very short approach in a quiet and pleasant area of Summit County. Well-protected.Pitch #1: After finding the Quill, climb the steepest and longest aspect following bolts through 3 distinct overhangs to a two-bolt belay. 5.10a, 25m....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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From: Boulder, Colorado
Aug 15, 2010
There are some sick lines up the trail a bit further from The Quill. A 10+ arete (5 draws and a #2 BD) and a spooky 11c: starts above a cave on a 30ft run out (5.9 chimney), bring a #1 BD and 8 draws. Oh yeah, the only bomber gear is the #1 and a single bolt...the pitons wiggle.