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Bath Rock is an excellent area for beginners and even non-climbers. Thanks to the rangers for allowing rebar steps to be added to the west side. (Insert derogatory remark about rangers conservation vision here!!) The approach is none, and all faces have climbs. Difficulties range from 5.4 to 5.12a, with the majority on the easy end. A lot of sport routes also exist.

Due to the size of Bath Rock, areas have been broken up into four significant and isolated walls.

Getting There 

Park at the area for campsites or in the large, accommodating lot by the bathrooms.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bath Rock:
Tree Start   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Bath Rock - East
Cowboy   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Bath Rock - East
Cowgirl   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 200'   Bath Rock - East
Soap on a Rope   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   Bath Rock - East
Immortal Porpoises   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Bath Rock - Southwest
Rollercoaster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock - West
Private Idaho   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Bath Rock - West
Scream Machine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock - West
Pope's on a Date   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Bath Rock - South
Donini's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock - West
Colossus   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock - West
Prey for Me   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   Bath Rock - Southwest
The Pope Got Pumped   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Bath Rock - South
Loch Ness Monster   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock - West
Taranula   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bath Rock - West
Euro Beast   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Bath Rock - South
Gemini   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Bath Rock - West
Calamari   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Bath Rock - Southwest
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Featured Route For Bath Rock
Sunset climbing on "Colossus”, 5.10c, at City of Rocks, ID in July 2006. Photo by Bill Geist.

Colossus 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Bath Rock - West
This is the most popular line on the back side of Bath. Start just right of Private Idaho. The climb trends left through a low roof. The crux is pulling left through the large hueco at about 60ft. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

Photos of Bath Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Cowgirl Route sketch. Line is approximate, since there are lots of possibilities.
Cowgirl Route sketch. Line is approximate, since t...
<a href='/v/bath-rock/105739644'>Bath Rock</a> from parking lot.
Bath Rock from parking lot.
Climbers on three of the popular routes: L > R; Rollercoaster, Private Idaho, and Colossus.
Climbers on three of the popular routes: L >@SEM...
Effie on the rebar route. Bath Rock.
Effie on the rebar route. Bath Rock.
Bath Rock makes for a great easy solo.
Bath Rock makes for a great easy solo.

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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Dec 7, 2006
I'm pretty sure the rebar steps predated the City's establishment as a National Reserve...
By Brian in SLC
Dec 8, 2006
Ditto that. They're not even sure when or who might have placed the rebar on Bath Rock. Might even pre-date most climbing in the area (ie, pre Alpenbock or Steinfell folks).

My guess is it's most likely a local effort done in conjuction with one of the old promotional events way back in the '30s to '50s or so. Whoever did it, actually did a nice job. For a climber, though, that down climb is pretty reasonable, although, would be spooky as an onsight downclimb.
By Unassigned User
Feb 18, 2009
It's kinda good to have them there, I think. A lot of folks take the kids up there, so it helps them.
By James Yates
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 18, 2013
My friend and I climbed Loch ness Monster on the east side of Bath rock the morning of Saturday 6/15/13. To make a long story short, we accidentally left a #2 (yellow) BD camalot on the small ledge right below the first bolt. This camalot was not clipped to the rope so upon completing the climb I forgot to clean it. I realized about two hours later that the cam was missing and ran back to bath rock and soloed up to the ledge to find the camalot missing.
If you found this yellow camalot and are in the need of some extra karma points please pm me. I'd really appreciate it.