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BETA PHOTO: A view of Stripe Rock not too far to the East. Th...


Located in Circle Creek Basin, there are a couple of good routes here, along with one very good moderate 5.6/7 bolted climb. The walk into the rock is pleasant, and the remoteness guarantees privacy. The rock is west facing with plenty of shade trees at the base.

Getting There 

Park at the Circle Creek Overlook Trailhead and walk straight down the trail/road for about a mile. The road loops at the end with Stripe Rock sitting directly in front of you the whole way.

Climbing Season

For the City of Rocks area.

Weather station 14.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stripe Rock:
Cruel Shoes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches   
Dykes of Gastonia   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Poly-Stick-Em   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
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Maura Hahnenberger on the crux first pitch of Poly...

Poly-Stick-Em 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  ID : City of Rocks : Stripe Rock
This route is located left of Cruel Shoes on the east face of Stripe Rock.Pitch 1- Climb the slab protected by 4 bolts and some gear to a ledge with a small tree and a two bolt anchor. 5.10cPitch 2- Face climb steeper rock past 7? bolts to a two bolt belay near a hole. 5.10aPitch 3- Climb the slab past more bolts to a two bolt belay. 5.8Pitch 4- Easier, more runout climbing leads to a two bolt belay near the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

Photos of Stripe Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Up some 5.7 or 5.8 on Stripe Rock
Up some 5.7 or 5.8 on Stripe Rock
Up the face and into the mossy crack
Up the face and into the mossy crack

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From: Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
Nov 23, 2012
You can easily downclimb from Cruel Shoes or Dykes by heading south down the low angle ridge line and then a little east near the bottom - should you ever find yourself on top without a rope
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From: Oakridge, OR
Jun 2, 2015
I did not like RKM's beta for the downclimb. I guess I didn't find the right line? All I saw was a cliff out near a tree.

I ended up down-climbing the features on the north side until I got to a tree then downclimbed that. I wouldn't recommend this method unless you have really good route finding abilities. The second time I used this method a foot hold broke so watch out especially where water runs and always maintain 3 points.
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