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Flaming Rock, City of Rocks, photo: Bob Horan


Mostly clip-ups, the west face of Flaming Rock offers steep climbing through solution pockets in bright red-orange iron-oxide patina. This is what many people think of as the sport climbing experience at the City. Classics such as Tribal Boundaries, 5.10a, and Firewater, 5.11b, are located here. The east face is much lower angle, and home to the slabby moderate, Raindance, 5.7.

On the north side of the rock is South Creek which runs nearly all year. You can get water out of this stream, but be sure to treat it. With all the ranching in the City, the water contains giardia.

Getting There 

Park as if you are going to the Lost Arrow spire, near campsite 30. Follow this trail (I think it is called the Flaming Rock trail?) down through the sage. You will come to a fork in the trail just before Flaming Rock. For Tribal Boundaries and other steep climbs on the west face, take the left fork; for Raindance, take the right fork. The trail continues all the way around the rock, so you really can't go wrong. If you take the left fork, take the two minutes to scramble up to the window just before the ledge over to Tribal Boundaries. It's pretty cool.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.0 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flaming Rock:
Raindance   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches   
Tribal Boundaries   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Reservations   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Quest for Fire   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
City Girls   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Firewater   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Smoke Signal   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Firewater 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c ID : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock
This route and Quest for Fire are located right below Tribal Boundaries down the trail about 100ft. Both routes head through brown pocketed patina and share anchors.Start just to the left of Quest for Fire. The first bolt is a ways up there, and there is a runout to the second bolt. The crux is in the brown face above is well protected. It follows a thin crack system. Finish on a white slab to anchors on the right. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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