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The Wolf Mother Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on May 15, 2008
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This tower is one of the smaller towers in the Dillon Pinnacles. It offers good free climbing and has potential for at least a few more routes.

Getting There 

Follow the trail to a interpretive sign over looking the pinnacles. The Wolf Mother is visible from here. Continue on the trail to the first obvious wash. Follow the wash up hill past a small turd pile to The Wolf Mother.

Climbing Season

For the Black Canyon of the Gunnison area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The White Unicorn.

The White Unicorn 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Colorado : Gunnison : ... : The Wolf Mother
Pitch 1:Climb up into the grove stem past a fixed pin and a big chock stone. Continue to stem until you get to a small ridge. Straddle the ridge and belay off of slung cobbles. (5.7 pg 13, 175')Pitch 2:Traverse up and right to a chimney. Follow the chimney to the summit and the anchor. The anchor is a piece of rope slung around the summit. (5.6, 25')Descent:Rappel from the summit to the ground in a 140' rappel....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Here is a view of the Wolf Mother on the approach.
Here is a view of the Wolf Mother on the approach.

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From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 1, 2008
Ben, you are nuts! I think I'd wait a couple of million years for those babies to get metamorphosed. Have you done any routes on the manky cliffs on the West end of town just up from the confluence. All of that stuff is undifferenciated volcanic debris. How the H do you protect it? (Edit - Come to think of it, it's a lot like Lizard Head, and I didn't like that one either)

You need to get together with Paul Gardner and Ross (Thing of Beauty Towers in Palisades) to do some route development, they'd probably love it here.
By Ben Kiessel
Jul 1, 2008
I have not gotten on the cliffs right out of town but we put up a line the other day on the cliff band above HWY 92 on the way to the black. Some of the rock up there reminds me of Gods Crag. As for protecting The Wolf Mother there is gear behind cobble stones and between them, plus the fixed pin.

The Dillon Pinnacles would look like solid granite to Paul Ross and Gardner after what they have been climbing.

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