GPS: 39.61, -105.927 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Garrett on Aug 5, 2010 with improvements by summit climber
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Parking near private building and public bike path Details

Description

This crag is never crowded, has long routes, and the rock quality actually better than rumor has it.

L->R:

A. Snowblind, 8, 1p.
B. Soul Chicken, 11, 1p, bolts.
C. Unknown, 10+ PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
D. Eatin' Alive, 8, 1p.
E. Unknown Roof, 1p, TR.
F. Loose Goose, 9, 1p.
G. Weed Eater, 8, 1p.
H. The Quill, 10-, 1p, 90', bolts.

Getting There

Porcupine Rock has a long and colorful climbing history. Though many have turned their heads toward other crags reputedly cleaner in nature, the short approach to great rock which just may require a bit of initial cleaning is hard to beat.

Park underneath the rock about 1 mile from the turn onto Montezuma Road.

Others may approach differently, however, I prefer to walk down canyon on the bike path for about 200m until reaching an old mining road (may be marked by a wood cairn). Branch out right and follow the casual trail/old road that leads towards Porcupine Rock. After 5 minutes, an old mine tailing pile is reached. go straight up the steep hillside for 25m, then find a cairned footpath to the base of the Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Porcupine Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Pull Up A Drill
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
The Quill
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pull Up A Drill
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
The Quill
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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