(j) Rope de Dope Block Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Rope de Dope Block
The Rope de Dope Block is a solitary cube approximately 40ft. high that sits at the bottom of the hillside across the river from the main frontside climbing at Smith.
Often used by climbing schools, boy scout groups, and beginners, the Block provides easy access to a handful of fun topropes and easy leads.
A short bouldery scramble on the back side of the block is the best means for getting to the top to set up a top rope.
Take the main trail down from the parking lot, but before crossing the bridge over the river, find the trail leading to the left. Walk a few hundred yards to the block. A convenient trail also leads directly from the camping area to the Rope de Dope block.
Weather station 6.8 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in (j) Rope de Dope Block
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (j) Rope de Dope Block:
Shamu 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Low Blow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 35'
Morgantown 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For (j) Rope de Dope Block
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 9, 2008
Based on several resources and climbing there recently, I think the following is accurate:
Routes L -> R:
- Immortal Beloved 5.8 (arete)
- Float like a butterfly 5.10b
Mar 12, 2015
Two ropes with large loops tied into them make a sketchy rope ladder to access the top around back.
For TR setup; the bolts are on the wall, not set back, so be prepared to tie yourself in to a boulder to set it all up. Or just lead it and don't waste the time setting up a TR from above.
The whole thing is in the shade for the early part of the day, just FYI.