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Pine V4 6B
Spruce V5 6C
Elevation: 7,957 ft
GPS: 39.345, -111.207 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Christian Prellwitz on May 25, 2014
Admins: Aeon Aki, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This is one of the newer areas in the Right Fork. It contains just one boulder, but the short approach, fun climbs and lack of crowds make it worth visiting at least once. The main face is in shade most of the day making it an excellent choice on warm afternoons. The higher elevation also makes the temperatures a bit cooler up here.

If you do stop here, I recommend trying 'Spruce' and 'Pine', a pair of fun problems on good quality rock.

Getting There

From the start of the right fork, drive 5.3 miles to a dirt road on the right that leads up towards an obvious oil well. Park off the road near the gate (DO NOT BLOCK THE GATE). Walk a short distance to the obvious boulder on a faint trail.

It's just under 1.5 miles from the Hulk area.

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Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
I found the crux on 'Pine' to be the beta. Once I got the beta dialed, it didn't feel too bad, though I could easily see it being v5/6. 'Spruce' is probably at the softer end of v6.

I agree with you on the quality of both lines! May 31, 2014
Nat Smale
Salt Lake City, UT
Nat Smale   Salt Lake City, UT
I have to wonder if Isaac got these two routes mixed up. I thought Pine was at least one grade harder than Spruce. Great problems though! May 31, 2014

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