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Azal Tinto T 
Bodegas Trapiche T 
Boxed Wine T 
Cavas de Weinert T 
Chateau Lafitte T 
Criolla T 
La Rioja Alta T 
Periquita T 
Pesquera T 
Romanee-Conti T 
Tawny Porto T 
Unknown  S 
Vina Ardanza T 
Vino Santo T 

Red Pine Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 40.54702, -111.68909 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: apross on Jul 26, 2011
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This is a little Alpine crag with great rock in a super nice setting. It faces west and goes in the sun around noon. It is covered with a little lichen and has some grass in the cracks. We cleaned as much as we could/needed to stop people moaning too much. Just try and remember its Alpine and gets you away from the herds.

Some of these routes may have been done in the past as we found a peg in the big main corner and also a peg right of Cavas de Weinert. So these are the first recorded ascents. If you did any of these routes in the past and would like the glory, I would be happy to change route names, FA names etc.
The star ratings are based on this crag only.
All the routes were good, with some just better than others.

Bring extra slings incase you need to replace or backup anchors. Worth carrying a nut tool on the lead.

Getting There 

Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the Red/White Pine parking area. Hike the Red Pine trail until it levels out about 5 mins from the lake. Turn left (east) off the trail for another 5 mins to the base of the talus right below the crag.
About 1.5 hrs hike from the road.

Climbing Season

For the Little Cottonwood Canyon area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Red Pine Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red Pine Crag:
Azal Tinto   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
Vina Ardanza   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Vino Santo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 230'   
Chateau Lafitte   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 130'   
La Rioja Alta   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Featured Route For Red Pine Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Cavas de Weinert. 5.10

Cavas de Weinert 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Red Pine Crag
Start up the steep crack system with spotty but good pro to a ledge below a corner. Make some tricky moves up the corner to a good ledge. Step left and make more hard moves up a left facing corner next to a coffin sized pillar.Finish up easy climbing to a slung block.In terms of climbing this was the most sustained and interesting of all the routes but its not the cleanest and you have to be patient with the pro.Not for everyone.Found a peg on the nice green wall to the right. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Red Pine Crag Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pillar.
The Pillar.
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Pine lake with crags up to the left.
Red Pine lake with crags up to the left.
Rock Climbing Photo: Main Crag.
Main Crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down canyon. Secret crag off in the distan...
Looking down canyon. Secret crag off in the distan...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Pine.
Red Pine.
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Pine Crag.
Red Pine Crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Routes Left to Right. Pesquera 5.7+ Azal Tinto 5.8...
BETA PHOTO: Routes Left to Right. Pesquera 5.7+ Azal Tinto 5.8...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Pine Crag with Pillar to the left.
BETA PHOTO: Red Pine Crag with Pillar to the left.

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By mountainsense
Jul 26, 2011
Yeah, Andy! It's great to see you and Gene finally got back up there... These lines look RAD!
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 27, 2011
Looks really sweet! Nice work guys.
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Aug 15, 2011
Great looking area. Summer retreat
By krbuckingham
Jun 18, 2012
Definitely bring slings and bail biners/rap rings. We found a few slings/biners in random places that had been blown off. Come prepared. Beautiful area - can't wait to get up there again.
By Mike Marmar
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 14, 2014
A huge thank you to the developers of this nice alpine crag.

Expect the following:

- A long, but very easy approach.
- Nicely featured rock with cracks, jugs, edges. Reminiscent of LPC granite.
- Thoughtful, steep, and well protected climbing. This is not your typical little cottonwood slab.
- Lichen, moss, and some choss, although in general the rock is very solid.
- Lots of sun. We went up on a sunny hot summer day and were baking in the sun all afternoon.
- Missing fixed anchors. Bring extra webbing.
- Beautiful views of the Pfeifferhorn, red pine lake, twin peaks, and the valley.
- Low commitment cragging in an amazing setting.
By Sam Cannon
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 25, 2014
+1 to everything Mike said. Kudos to Andy Ross and the other guys involved with the FAs, this is a great addition to the trad granite climbing available in SLC. Thoroughly enjoyed the routes we climbed, and I'll definitely be back to tag the rest of them! I felt like the ratings were right on but that overall the climbing was of better quality and more enjoyable than typical 2-star climbing fare in LCC or BCC, so long as you don't mind a little lichen.

We trundled some loose stuff of the climbs we did and I dug out a few pro placements that had filled in with mud/plants. The crag will clean up well if it ever starts to see more traffic, but for alpine style rock is already in great shape.

At least in July, within an hour or two of the crag hitting the sun it was too hot to climb comfortably. That being said, we were both wearing light jackets and I had a beanie on in the early am. Bring webbing/rap rings to back up/replace. It's 3.5 miles into the crag.
By a.l.
Jun 25, 2016
I roped soloed 4 or 5 lines on in this area in the summer of 2009. There was some tat hanging around then, all of which was removed. I was able to walk off or down climb to avoid leaving slings-this would be a great little alpine area to leave as found. A fun mountain crag for exploring, no more beta needed.
By Eric Montandon
From: Orem, Ut
Sep 1, 2016
what is the camping situation like at red pine Lake/crag? is it legal and doable? just looking for a quick easy camp and climb get away for the weekend.
By apross
Sep 1, 2016
Nice (free) camping next to Red Pine Lake. 15 mins to the Crag from there.

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