Brian climbing the steep patina face...
This highly featured, West facing wall is home to the classic route The Drilling Fields
. The main potion of this wall stays in the shade until around 1pm, and the nice ledge system at the bottom makes for casual, comfy belaying.
Park at Parking Lot Rock area and walk on the good trail towards Morning Glory Spire (head right from the parking area). Follow the trail left around Morning Glory and take the right fork down the creek between Rabbit Rock and Morning Glory. Continue on this trail for a few minutes until the steep, featured wall of The Drilling Fields appears on your left. Some easy scrambling takes you to a ledge system. A 10-15 minute walk from the parking area.
Weather station 14.6 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Drilling Fields 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c ID
: City of Rocks
: ... : The Drilling Fields
Can you say STEEP!?! Great moves between mostly big holds characterizes this journey up the central portion of the face. Begin up the highly featured rock passing two bolts. Pigs on a Wing (11a) takes off right from here and heads up the prow. Your route continues straight up passing a bunch more bolts on its way to the chains. While no move is particularly hard, the pump slowly increases as you power up the overhanging wall. Hang on through a slightly harder section midway, and dash for th...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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