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Shipwreck Rock

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Shipwreck Rock Rock Climbing 

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Shipwreck Rock is the chunk of rock, visible from the observation point, that slid from the canyon rim down into the river. The face is seasonally submerged at the base making it impossible to climb on when the river is high, approximately May to June depending on the snow pack. This wall holds what many consider the best rock in the canyon and is home to many excellent 5.12s.

This wall receives almost all day shade except in the summer when it gets sun for an hour or two in mid-afternoon before the shadow of the east canyon rim covers it in shade again.

Getting There 

From the Foyer walk downhill towards the river following a faint trail towards the giant roof, once at the riverbed turn right walk down river 100 feet to the impressive blue and yellow streaked wall. Boulder hoping may be required depending on water level. The 2 upriver most routes are always accessible even when the river is high.

Climbing Season

For the Natural Bridge and Falls area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Shipwreck Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shipwreck Rock:
The Kraken   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Irukandji Syndrome   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Monsters of the Deep   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Shipwreck Rock

Phytoplankton 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  MT : Natural Bridge and Falls : Shipwreck Rock
Two short boulder problems seperated by a rest ledge lead to a pumpier finish than you would expect. Originally soft for the grade a break in the upper boulder problem has left it much closer to the mark, though easier now for shorter folk....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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