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DescriptionEast Animas (East A) is located just outside town and is the local trad climbing hangout. There are many fine bolted climbs, but many of these require some gear. The rock is Sandstone of varying quality. The routes are one or two pitches in length and range in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.13. There are several area classics on the Watch Crystal, which is one of the best pieces of stone in the Durango area. There are many other scattered gems, plenty of adventure, some loose rock, good old-fashion sandbags, and overall good fun to be had!
East A is east facing and the cliff is shady in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Typically the best seasons are spring and fall. Summer mornings and winter afternoons can also be pleasant.
Getting ThereThe area is located on the east side of the Animas Valley. You can see the rock when driving north out of town. Take County Road 250 north from Durango for almost a couple of miles and locate a dirt parking lot on the east side of the road. It is just past an old barn. There is a sign for East Animas Climbing in the parking lot. The surrounding land is private, so respect the locals! The approach trail leads to the Watch Crystal.
Classic Climbing Routes at East Animas
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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