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White Pines West Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,200'
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Submitted By: allen simons on Jul 11, 2007


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This is a small ridge of white/gray granite up to 75 feet tall. The rocks project up out of the forest. There are shady belays on sunny rock in a secluded forest. The rock is very much like the Monastery.

Getting There 

West out of Loveland to County Road 27 (Masonville Rd.), turn north and drive to Masonville and the "T" intersection of Cty. Rd. 27 and 38E. Turn left and continue up County Road 27 for 10 miles. Take a left on county road 44H (dirt road). After 11 miles the Buckhorn Ranger station is on the left and just past it is Forest Road 100. Turn right on it (4x4 road). There is private property on the left for the first 1/4 mile then it is all National Forest. White Pines West can be seen from 44H on the hill side 1/2 a mile North of the private property. Pick a parking spot 1/2 to 3/4 miles up road 100 and hike thru the forest (no trail) to the rocks.

Climbing Season

For the Estes Park Valley area.

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6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

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Between a Rock and an Easy Place. 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : White Pines West
Crux is at second bolt. Fun, Monastery-type climbing, almost vertical at the beginning to a lower-angle runout (5.4). Another good beginner lead....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By allen simons
Jul 3, 2012
Burned out by the High Park Fire. Was a beautiful place.
By MountainManny
From: Idaho Springs
Sep 9, 2012
Closed to public access, including all climbing routes.
Call 970-295-6700 for more info on this crag and other local areas impacted.

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