|Red Pine Crag
This is a little Alpine crag with great rock in a super nice setting. It faces west and goes in the sun around noon. It is covered with a little lichen and has some grass in the cracks. We cleaned as much as we could/needed to stop people moaning too much. Just try and remember its Alpine and gets you away from the herds.
We found a peg and a sling in the big main corner, also a peg right of Cavas de Weinert. Anyone who has any ideas on those I would like to hear from them.
The star ratings are based on this crag only.
All the routes were good, with some just better than others.
Bring extra slings incase you need to replace or backup anchors.
Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the Red/White Pine parking area. Hike the Red Pine trail until it levels out about 5 mins from the lake. Turn left (east) off the trail for another 5 mins to the base of the talus right below the crag.
About 1.5 hrs hike from the road.
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Red Pine Crag:
Pesquera 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Azal Tinto 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Vino Santo 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 230'
Vina Ardanza 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
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Periquita 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c UT
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Starts at a shallow left facing corner. Move left past a hollow horn/flake and a good red metolius just above it. Swing round left, place more pro and make a tricky step back right on to the face.Carry on up the diagonal crack for 30ft or so until you can move left and finish near the arete.Great climbing....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Local Information for Red Pine Crag
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Jul 26, 2011
Yeah, Andy! It's great to see you and Gene finally got back up there... These lines look RAD!
Aug 15, 2011
Great looking area. Summer retreat
Jun 18, 2012
Definitely bring slings and bail biners/rap rings. We found a few slings/biners in random places that had been blown off. Come prepared. Beautiful area - can't wait to get up there again.
|By Mike Marmar|
Jul 14, 2014
A huge thank you to the developers of this nice alpine crag.
Expect the following:
- A long, but very easy approach.
- Nicely featured rock with cracks, jugs, edges. A friend said it was reminiscent of LPC granite.
- Thoughtful, steep, and well protected climbing. This is not your typical little cottonwood slab.
- Lichen, moss, and some choss, although in general the rock is very solid.
- Lots of sun. We went up on a sunny hot summer day and were baking in the sun all afternoon.
- Missing fixed anchors. Bring extra webbing.
- Beautiful views of the Pfeifferhorn, red pine lake, twin peaks, and the valley.
- Low commitment cragging in an amazing setting.
|By Sam Cannon|
From: Holladay, Utah
Jul 25, 2014
+1 to everything Mike said. Kudos to Andy Ross and the other guys involved with the FAs, this is a great addition to the trad granite climbing available in SLC. Thoroughly enjoyed the routes we climbed, and I'll definitely be back to tag the rest of them! I felt like the ratings were right on but that overall the climbing was of better quality and more enjoyable than typical 2-star climbing fare in LCC or BCC, so long as you don't mind a little lichen.
We trundled some loose stuff of the climbs we did and I dug out a few pro placements that had filled in with mud/plants. The crag will clean up well if it ever starts to see more traffic, but for alpine style rock is already in great shape.
At least in July, within an hour or two of the crag hitting the sun it was too hot to climb comfortably. That being said, we were both wearing light jackets and I had a beanie on in the early am. Bring webbing/rap rings to back up/replace. It's 3.5 miles into the crag.