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Routes in Dines Cliff

11 Gallon Hat TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black Bart S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bullwhip T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Campfire S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Candygram for Mongo T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Doc's Holiday S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
For the Green Penguin T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mattrimoney T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mongo Like Crack T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Penstemon T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
That’s My Bush T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Underklingon T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 8,751 ft
GPS: 39.503, -105.369 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sylvia on Jun 25, 2015 with updates from Cara Hubbell
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is a long, south-facing cliff with single pitch routes. It is shady until afternoon with lots of trees at the base. As of June 2017, it is the closest climbing to the parking lots. It is also the eastern most cliff in the park. It was previously called “Mason Creek Crag”, but has been renamed to honor the Dine family who donated the property below the cliff to the Park.

Getting There

Take the Mason Creek trail from either parking lot. When the trail is about to leave the meadow and enter the thicker trees by Mason Creek, look for flags (Eds. perhaps no longer there?) leading up a shallow drainage on the left (north). Follow the flags up the drainage towards the Dines house. The private property signs no longer apply as the house and property are now owned by of the park. After ~50 yards, turn sharply right and leave the drainage and contour up the hill following the flags, cairns, and emerging path. The path arrives at the cliff about 100 yards right of the Mongo Corner.

Per Cara Hubbell: there is a state park sign that has been installed on the Mason Creek trail that says "Climbing Access." Climbers can't get lost trying to find this cliff. Please also note that there are no longer any yellow flags marking the trail, just that "Climbing Access" sign... or at least we couldn't find any flags. You also do not have to look for a second trail on the approach as stated in the current "Getting There." Once you see the sign, follow the approach trail up to the crag. It still drops climbers far to the right of the routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dines Cliff

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Underklingon
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Bullwhip
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Mattrimoney
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 7
Candygram for Mongo
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 5
Mongo Like Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Black Bart
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Campfire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Doc's Holiday
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Underklingon
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Bullwhip
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mattrimoney
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Candygram for Mongo
 7
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Mongo Like Crack
 5
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Black Bart
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Campfire
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Doc's Holiday
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Luke Clarke
Golden
Luke Clarke   Golden
Trail is well marked and easy to follow. Took about 40 minutes from main parking (there are closer choices) at a leisurely pace. Kudos to the developers of this area, a good addition to the Staunton options. Jul 16, 2017
Mark Fisher
Conifer, Colorado
Mark Fisher   Conifer, Colorado
The Dines rocks are about a 15-20 minute hike from the new paved Meadows Lot. At the trailhead, follow the signs to Mason Creek (take a right). When you reach Mason Creek, turn left (go uphill), and you’ll see the Climbing Access sign before you know it. Nov 13, 2017
John Torkelson
Denver, CO
John Torkelson   Denver, CO
A great addition to Staunton! Steep. Apr 29, 2018

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