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
 9
Durango Kid
Boulder
V4 6B
 12
Shark's Tooth
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 23
The School Room
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 20
Jay's Route
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Turnaround Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Left X
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Monkey Hang
TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 24
Horse Trough
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Red Book
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 43
The Itch
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Green Wall
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Last Tango in Durango
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Jim's Route
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 57
Gold Wall
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
The Morgue
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Durango Kid Boxcar
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Shark's Tooth Boxcar
 12
V4 6B Boulder
The School Room X Rock
 23
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad, TR
Jay's Route Dos XX
 20
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Turnaround Crack Gullies
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Left X X Rock
 54
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Monkey Hang X Rock
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Horse Trough Gold Wall
 24
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Red Book X Rock
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Itch Gold Wall
 43
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Green Wall X Rock
 13
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
Jim's Route Dos XX
 8
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Gold Wall Gold Wall
 57
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
The Morgue Elementary Wall
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, TR
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