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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 13, 2009
Although the "look" of these crags is reminiscient of J Tree, I found the style of climbing and rock quality reminded me far more of Mount Lemmon crags.
I climbed on Locals Only Rock and thought a lot of the ratings were quite soft; I would downgrade almost all of the routes by a number. However, I then lead one of the 5.9s and felt it was actually fairly solid for the grade, but the crux for me was a small roof--and roofs are not my thing--so maybe it all just depends.
Wonderful and solitary primitive camping here right by the crag.
By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Oct 10, 2011
Did a good 5.4 at the right end of Psycho. The rappel station was, um.... interesting. Rock on the back side of the cliff was crumbling apart too.
The climbing guide was less than stellar at route placement and descriptions. The more popular routes were easy to find, but wanting to ease up the grades here we had a hard time finding the shorter 5.5 and 5.6 routes. Ended up going to Iris Slabs in Rock Creek and had a great time for hours doing some quality routes on quality granite. This crag, fwiw, is probably frequented by locals and isn't what I was think of as a destination for visiting climbers (we're from upstate New York).
Did happen to meet a couple locals while there and they were friendly, helpful even.
It would be useful if a local climber would spend a couple hours filling things in here. I know there's 5 times as many routes in the guide as are listed.
By tom donnelly
Oct 8, 2013
Some beta and history here:
Oct 21, 2013
|B.C. is a great place to climb! Lots of moderate trad routes, gorgeous scenery, and a couple of hot springs on the way back to 395.|
Sep 19, 2014
|Super fun climbing on good quality rock in a really beautiful setting. The monzonite was more similar to Holcomb Pinnacles, but way more cracks and the walls are much taller. 70 meter rope needed to do a rap to the ground from the main anchor on Locals Only.|