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Dines Cliff Rock Climbing 

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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 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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dines Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dines Cliff:
Candygram for Mongo   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Black Bart   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Candygram for Mongo & Mongo Likes Crack.

Mongo Like Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Dines Cliff
"Mongo Like Crack" is the thin looking corner just right of 'Candygram for Mongo'. Start up the coarse, lichen covered slab below the corner. Find the small placement then clip the bolt to get to the base of the crack in the corner. Once at the corner, follow it to where it joins Candygram... (actually Candygram... joins this line). It's fingery low then hand-sized higher. Very nice!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The cliff from the trail.
The cliff from the trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dines Cliff routes in the Mongo area.
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By Luke Clarke
From: Golden
Jul 16, 2017
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.

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