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Redstein Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 39.20058, -107.23598 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Jul 6, 2014
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This is the tall, 600', red cliff just north of the town of Redstone. Locals have been putting up hard routes for years, but it's seen a resurgence recently with many new lines and hardware going up. There is now a good variety of climbs, including some moderates and trad lines, but it's mostly harder sport.

There are now nearly 100 routes spread over 5+ bands. It's mostly well-bolted sport climbs, though there are a few good trad lines as well. The rock quality varies from outstanding to terrible.

Each band has its own distinct feel. See the descriptions for each.

The cliff generally faces east, and most routes are in the shade by 1pm in summer.

Getting There 

Park in the small dirt pullout on the west side of the road about a mile before town. Go upstream along the road about 100 feet and find a gully and climber's trail that mostly goes straight up it. Expect 15-20 minutes of steep hiking to get to the first band. All bands branch off to the right as you ascend.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Redstein

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Redstein:
Style Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Friends and Family Wall
Happy Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   2nd Band
By a Thread   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Friends and Family Wall
Mantle Mania   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   2nd Band
Airball   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   2nd Band
Great Nuts   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   2nd Band
Pocket Puzzle   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   2nd Band
The Anvil   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   2nd Band
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Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of First Band moderates.

Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Carbondale Area : ... : 1st Band
Start with some difficult/funky moves getting past the wide crack at the start, then follow mellow climbing up a shallow, left-facing corner to a crux when you exit the corner. Get past this, and enjoy the beautifully textured stone leading to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Mike Veazey
From: Exeter, NH
Jul 17, 2016
Awesome crag! So much fun! What's with all the fixed rope hanging everywhere (I must have seen a dozen different lines hanging from anchors)? It's ugly! To whomever left them there: Clean it up! You have a special place. Why ruin it with a spiderweb of fixed lines?
By Sam Feuerborn
From: Durango, CO
Sep 11, 2016
Mike those lines are in place for locals to solo and for developers putting up new lines. For better or worse it's part of the local ethic, thanks for your patience and understanding.

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