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The rock in Pine Creek is the same as the Black Canyon only on a smaller scale. And like the black the routes at Pine Creek are mostly trad lines. There are very few climbers ever climbing at Pine Creek, so it's a nice get away from the crowded crags. The routes are on both sides of the road so depending on the time of day you can be in the sun or shade. The fall is by far the best time to climb here, but the spring and summer also offer great climbing. The routes that have been done here have had Jimmy Newberry on the rope almost every time. He has been key in development of this small crag. With Gunnison only a few miles away, everything you need is just down the road i.e. food, gas, camping, beer....

Getting There 

Pine Creek is only a few minutes out of Gunnison heading west on US Highway 50. Just past the CO Highway 92 turn off. It is on the north side of the road at a well marked turn off "Pine Creek". The climbs are a short way down the road on both the west side and the east side of the crag. The approach is only a minute or two from the parking on the sides of the road.

Climbing Season

For the Black Canyon of the Gunnison area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Pine Creek

The New-berry Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Gunnison : ... : Pine Creek
This route is a 100 feet of pure joy and fear. Old school is the best way to describe this route. It's not a cam route, put them aside save one or two and grab those sick small nuts we all hate. The route starts off in a fingertip crack and works its way up about 40 feet to a roof. This is where things get fun! Your last placement is over ten feet below the roof, and there is no gear until well after you pull the roof. Once you pull the roof, you have over 50 more feet of face climbing with very...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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