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Pigeon Peak

Colorado > Alpine Rock > San Juans > Needles

Routes from Left to Right

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 1
12 Pack of Goats (West Ridge)
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 0
North Face Variation
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
12 Pack of Goats (West Ridge)
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
North Face Variation
 0
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches

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Ruby Lake??
[Hide Photo] Ruby Lake??
Looks virgin-you might find some good rock.
[Hide Photo] Looks virgin-you might find some good rock.
Pigeon & Turret from near Castle Rock.
[Hide Photo] Pigeon & Turret from near Castle Rock.
Animas Mountain's ribs and the east face of Pigeon Peak.
[Hide Photo] Animas Mountain's ribs and the east face of Pigeon Peak.
Looking east along the NE face of Pigeon from the saddle, July 2008.
[Hide Photo] Looking east along the NE face of Pigeon from the saddle, July 2008.
Pigeon Peak.
[Hide Photo] Pigeon Peak.
I'm pretty sure from Ruby Drainage, R to L, Red Tower, Peak 13, and Monitor ... the latter two in the furtherest backgrounds.
[Hide Photo] I'm pretty sure from Ruby Drainage, R to L, Red Tower, Peak 13, and Monitor ... the latter two in the furtherest backgrounds.

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Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
[Hide Comment] This page is up for adoption. If you would like to write a proper description for this page, please PM me. Sep 7, 2010
Matthias Holladay
On the Road...Looking for a…
[Hide Comment] Pigeon, one of the Rockies greatest peaks, "stands up in a proud isolated profile west of the main group of its neighbors." When seen down through the Animas River valley from Silverton, or any other spot, even way out south of Durango on the La Plata Highway, it is a sight indeed, rising 5,700 feet from the river. "It was first noticed as a climbing objective in 1906 when William Cooper climbed Kendall and reported seeing mountains, that I must see again and at the earliest opportunity; the whole San Juan country, the Needle Mountains in particular, and first of all, Pigeon Peak. Two years later on July 11th, he and John Hubbard climbed it for the FA. Later, the likes of Albert Ellingwood and Barton Hoag climbed it in 1920 and then the likely 3rd ascent by C.M.C. in 1927. (For a complete history of Colorado Mountaineering please buy his books, especially 'Roof of the Rockies' by William Bueler.) Mar 7, 2012