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L to R R to L Alpha
Boulder It Out TR 
Green Wall TR 
Left X T 
Monkey Hang TR 
Red Book T 
Right X T,TR 
Roof of the X T 
School Room, The T,TR 
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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.

Getting There 

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".

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for X Rock:
The School Room   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
Left X   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Monkey Hang   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch   
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'   
Roof of the X   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Right X 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Durango : ... : X Rock
Climb through an initial wide section, angling left towards the center of the X. Then angle back right, ending at a stance at the top of the crack. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of X Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: X-Rock as seen from from the trail.
BETA PHOTO: X-Rock as seen from from the trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan toproping Left X, January 2008.
BETA PHOTO: Dan toproping Left X, January 2008.

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By Michael Lombardo
Sep 5, 2017
Found a helmet hanging from a tree in the parking area on 9.5.17. Let me know what it looks like, and I'll get it back to you!

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