The X Pinnacle and the surrounding Animas River Va...
This is the rock face that gives the area its name. The two cracks that form the "X" are visible on the south face. There are routes on the south, west, and east faces. Most climbing is done on a toprope, but routes like Left X
or Right X
make for good leads.
From the parking area, follow the good trail past the Elementary Wall
and Gold Wall
. You are there when you reach the two obvious cracks forming a "X".
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in X Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for X Rock:
Left X 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Red Book 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Green Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For X Rock
BETA PHOTO: X-Rock as seen from from the trail.
BETA PHOTO: Dan toproping Left X. January 2008.