BETA PHOTO: Layer Cake approach
The Layer Cake
is the large lower angle wall in the gully to the left of the The Jobsite
. The wall's southwest aspect makes it great to climb on during the colder months but can bake your brains out in the summer. The climbing is on mostly good rock with occasional bits of crumbly stuff here and there. There is a good mix of single- and multi-pitch routes that are easy to moderate; a good place for warmups or an easy outing.
Hike up the canyon from the parking lot, take the left fork in the road, continue up to the end of the pavement by the large cement water tank. From here, follow the trail up through some switchbacks that lead you to the right edge of the gully: this is The Jobsite
. Walk past The Jobsite
into the gully and then up the gully to a small trail on the right side in the trees.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Layer Cake
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Layer Cake:
Ledgarithm 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 4 pitches, 300'
Intimidator 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 70'
Featured Route For Layer Cake
BETA PHOTO: Layer Cake 1 Knuckle Dragger 5.6 2 Dude, It's Cla...
BETA PHOTO: Layer Cake, upper tier 5 Ledgarithm 5.9+ 6 Intimid...
Taken on a go pro in-between pitches. Great night ...
By Tim Moore
May 17, 2014
I hate to bash rock canyon at all because I love this place but the rock on all these routes is not great. It's very ledgy and the rope drag can be horrendous. The only positive I can think of is that it is a great place to tAke new people or people just learning to lead as the routes are pretty straight forward. The Multi pitch routes are kinda confusing at times as there are bolts and stuff everywhere so it's easy to get crossed up.
Jan 22, 2016
Came out to this wall a little under a week after some snowfall in late January. The entire crag was dry and the sun was right on us at from 3 to 5 PM. Great place to get some winter climbing in.