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Indian Chief Rock  

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 42.04135, -113.71739 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Aug 12, 2010
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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.

Getting There 

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

Weather station 16.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Indian Chief Rock:
Flake Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Fritz topping out on Indian Chief Flake Route.

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

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