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Pump Station

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Pump Station 


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Submitted By: Lee Jenkins on Apr 20, 2007
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Description 

This is granite/quartzite. This is a roadside crag with a dozen or so routes up to 2 pitches (~120'). There are sport, trad, mixed, and TR possibilities.


Getting There 

This is just below/west of the Oterro Pumphouse. It has a 30 second approach. It is ~10 minute drive north of Buena Vista on CR-371 next to the Arkansas River.


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pump Station:
Crack 5.7   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Climbers Just Want To Have Fun!   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Corn Flakes   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Pump Station
Left side trad route on Pump Station.

Unknown (Far Left) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CO : Buena Vista : Pump Station
Start on a finger crack on climber's left of Pumpstation, climb the crack, passing a bolt up top to a set of eyebolts (5.7-8). Belay here, or continue up the obvious dihedral to a set of rap anchors up top (5.9).This route is a good moderate trad route for the area, with good protection at the crux, and decent exposure.*Use extreme caution if lowering from the top with a sixty meter rope.*...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Rob Dillon
May 10, 2007

Supposedly closed to climbing for archeological reasons. Anyone know anything about this? I think it's for commercial parties only, go figure.

By Lee Jenkins
From: Buena Vista, Colorado
Jun 2, 2007

1st I've heard of a "closure"? Several Valley guides take clients there pretty often, so maybe we can check with them?

By starr
Jun 10, 2007

Hi Rob,
Hope all is well and you're having a great spring/summer.
The routes that are closed, but not posted, are the south-facing (2 5.7s , 5.9 and 5.6 routes). I'd love to give you more info on this site. Call the BLM 719-539-7289.

By Kalem
May 10, 2010

Here's a map showing the closed areas.
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By Steven Reneau
Jul 24, 2011

As of today, these routes are posted as closed (BLM sign at the base of the crag).