Pine River Trad Rock Climbing
This is a great area that contains a stunning amount of rock in a large glaciated valley. You get a beautiful backdrop while climbing on quality, juggy [quartzite]. Some rock quality is impeccable, but there is a fair share of loose holds/rocks. The routes range between 500' to 2000' tall. Pine River is a large area encompassing some beautiful climbs and copious amounts of alpine rock if you do not mind a bit of an approach.
Drive north out of Bayfield to Vallecito Lake on CR 501. At the north end of the lake, veer right on CR 501 as it contiunues around the backside of the lake. This turns into FR 602-take this until you are at the Pine River Trailhead.
Climbing Season For the Durango area.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pine River Trad
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pine River Trad:
Featured Route For Pine River Trad
Da Cherry on Top! 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Colorado
: ... : Tradistan Tower
In my opinion, this may be the best route on Tradistan Tower. I may try to head back up and see if there is a more direct start. Nonetheless, This route has got quite a bit to offer: massive dihedral, crack climbing, roofs, overhangs, face climbing, off-width, squeeze chimney. Mmmmm mmmmm.From the approach trail, you can see the massive cave in the massive dihedral. This is what you're looking for. Start up the massive dihedral in-between 'No Country For Old Men' and 'Nuggernaut...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
The view when entering the Pine River area.
From: Durango, CO
Jan 13, 2011
Shhh.... Don't give it all away yet!