Indian Chief Rock Rock Climbing
SW Face of Indian Chief Rock.
The crag is about 100 feet high and has some early morning shade and afternoon sun. There is a decent description in Bingham's guidebook for finding the rock, and it is a belay-from-the-bumper access,and a campsite right at the base. There are 5 routes listed in the guide, 4 of which are traditional. It is a typical City of Rocks white granite, and is well-textured, solid, and provides enjoyable climbing. The SW face is lower angle and is suitable for beginners with some easier climbs. There is also a single, bolted sport climb available at the 5.11 grade.
From the campground in the main City, drive on the Twin Sisters Pass road to the summit of the pass; turn left and pass through a gate to a single campsite located at the base of the SW face.
Climbing Season For the City of Rocks area.
Weather station 16.9 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Indian Chief Rock
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Featured Route For Indian Chief Rock
Flake Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a ID
: City of Rocks
: Indian Chief Rock
This nice moderate difficulty route follows a left facing flake system in the middle of the SW face. There are a few large chickenheads on the edge of the flake. The climbing is never any harder than 5.5, and is a good introduction to climbing on City of Rocks granite. Very enjoyable....[more] Browse More Classics in ID