Elevation: 6,812 ft
GPS: 37.311, -107.861 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Grant Bryans on May 1, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

X-Rock is probably the most used crag in Durango. Located just outside of town, this area offers everything from slab to crack climbs, sport, trad, and bouldering. A lot of local guiding companies like to use X rock to teach people how to climb. Like most of the area in Durango the rock in soft sandstone (though it does take gear well), but unlike East Animas the approach is flat and quick.

Getting There

Go north on US Highway 550 you can park in the little parking lot just past the speed limit 55 sign (turn right). Per Matthias Holladay: turn left before the old La Plata Community Hospital and go up the driveway to the base of the slope. Look for X-Rock Parking signs to the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at X Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 10
Durango Kid
Boulder
V4 6B
 14
Shark's Tooth
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Chris' Flake
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Retro Recreation
Boulder
V8- 7B
 4
Captain's Corner Sit
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 27
The School Room
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 23
Jay's Route
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Turnaround Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Left X
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Monkey Hang
TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 26
Horse Trough
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Red Book
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
The Itch
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Last Tango in Durango
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 64
Gold Wall
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Durango Kid Boxcar
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Shark's Tooth Boxcar
 14
V4 6B Boulder
Chris' Flake Boxcar
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Retro Recreation Boxcar
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Captain's Corner Sit Boxcar
 4
V8- 7B Boulder
The School Room X Rock
 27
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad, TR
Jay's Route Dos XX
 23
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Turnaround Crack Gullies
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Left X X Rock
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Monkey Hang X Rock
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Horse Trough Gold Wall
 26
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Red Book X Rock
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Itch Gold Wall
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Last Tango in Durango Elementary Wall
 26
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Gold Wall Gold Wall
 64
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
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