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Routes in Pine Cone Dome

Anorexic Lycra Dog S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Another Unknown Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Armaj Das T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ben Dover S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Blossoming Bosoms T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bye, Bye Butterfly S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Conarette S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Curtlovesugly S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Don't Go T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flatland Therapy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Four Men on a Rope T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fuzzy Wuzzy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Harder Than It Looks S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jolly Jugular T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kabuli (submitted as Talk to Your Toes) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kashmir S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kayak for Sale S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lichen or Leave It T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Neck Row Feel Ya T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Par Four T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pine Nuts T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Punks and Old Men S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Roof By-Pass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Royal Rogers T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
She's a Moaner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Squid Face aka Pine Away T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stone Age T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stories for Boys T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Talk to Your Toes S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Bubb Or Not To Be T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toy Cows in Africa S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wrestle with the Pig S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Another great dome for moderate routes, although some of the "beginner" routes are spicier than average. The rock looks kinda chossy from the road, but some great routes are hidden between the moss, lichen, and blocks. Don't miss the great sport route, "Ben Dover."

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One of the last rocks in the canyon. Look for the big dome of the right side of the road at the 8.2 mile mark.

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Although I haven't climbed all the trad routes, they definitely seem 'spicier than average'! The sort of climbing that seems significantly more difficult for the leader than the second. Take the guide book descriptions with a pinch of salt! Oct 3, 2001
I climbed that last week. It's definitely harder than it looks. Afterward, I talked to some guys at the Icebox and one of them told me that it was 12a or C1. My partner and I went for the latter. We usually don't have too much problem with easy 12, but neither of us could make the move. Aug 20, 2007
Dale D
Parker, CO
Dale D   Parker, CO
Posted a picture of a route that I am looking for information on. I would like to add it, but I don't know anything about it. It is towards the right end of the wall. Easy climbing past two bolts to a crux at the third bolt - a 5.9ish slab move to gain a ledge. This move is harder for shorter people like me. Then another bolt just above a short corner which can be protected with a small nut/cam if you like. The anchor seems to be shared with another bolted route to the right which starts on top of a large, leaning boulder.

Any help?

Dale Sep 12, 2007
Hey Dale,

I have a hard time discerning exactly what route you mean on Pine Cone Dome from the photograph, but I think what you climbed is "Harder Than It Looks" (5.10a). The route has 7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor; some cams can give extra pro. Bill Schmausser did the FA. Fun climb with a short crux.

Stewart Sep 14, 2007
Dale D
Parker, CO
Dale D   Parker, CO
Hi Stewart,

Nope, that is not the route. It for sure only has 4 bolts. Thank you though. That picture is of the entire route - sorry it was not better.

Dale Sep 14, 2007
Jeff Bryan
Cortez, co
Jeff Bryan   Cortez, co
Lots of new sport routes here. More then are listed. A couple easier sport routes. I am not the best judge but the route just left of stories for boys is maybe a 5.8 you can throw in some pro after you lie back the flake. Their is also a new route just to the left of the 2 5.11s. This is really well protected and seems 5.7 with a move of 5.8 or 5.9. I have no idea so if you have any beta on these routes let me know. Jul 23, 2008

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