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Routes in Porcupine Rock

Quill, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thornbird T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: James Garrett, 31 July, 2010
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Shared By: James Garrett on Aug 5, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Parking near private building and public bike path Details


May become popular if other offerings are deemed available in this area. Very short approach in a quiet and pleasant area of Summit County. Well-protected.

Pitch #1: After finding the Quill, climb the steepest and longest aspect following bolts through 3 distinct overhangs to a two-bolt belay. 5.10a, 25m.


This is easily reached on the approach to Porcupine Rock. It appears as a diminutive tower in front of the main walls of Porcupine Rock. The trail mentioned for the Porcupine Rock area leads directly by The Quill.


QDs for 10 bolts to a two-bolt belay. 3/8" and 1/2" x 3" Hilti bolts installed.


Brian Pappas
silverthorne CO
Brian Pappas   silverthorne CO
Great climb, James. Thanks for putting it up. Sep 2, 2010
Was wet when I did it, corrected. Aug 20, 2010
Boulder, Colorado
Dr. VARMENT   Boulder, Colorado
Felt like 5.9...just sayin'. Aug 14, 2010