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Tollhouse Rock

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Art Baker Memorial T 
At Your Leisure S 
Balls T,S 
Beginner's Delight T,S 
Cuticle Corner T 
Dream Analysis TR 
Elephant Walk T 
Free and Easy T 
Friday the 13th T 
Hang Left TR 
Hangout, The T,TR 
Munge Master T,S 
Nuts and Bolts T 
Old Fart's Edge T 
Platinum Plus T 
Pop Quiz T,TR 
Shining Path T,S 
Silly Wizard T 
Step Left TR 
Sunset Strip S 
Think Nothing Of It T 
Tollhouse Traverse T 
True Grip T 
Uncorner, The TR 
Wandering Taoist T,S 
Wish Sandwich T 
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Tollhouse Rock Rock Climbing 

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Spring is flowering atop Tollhouse!


The main wall of Tollhouse Rock holds slab routes and a couple classic cracks up to four pitches in length. It gets stellar winter sun, and is a great fall - spring weekend destination. Face climbs tend to be run out. Some folks have said that ratings are sandbagged. Judge for yourself - they tend to be graded a little harder than most places I've climbed in Colorado.

Getting There 

From the top of the 4WD road, head down the slab approach gully and cut right underneath the sport slab, following a faint trail through the manzanita. Staying close to the wall, routes will appear on the right. Tollhouse Traverse is the obvious left-trending wide crack starting about half way across the face, and is a good landmark for other routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tollhouse Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tollhouse Rock:
Tollhouse Traverse   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
Elephant Walk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Free and Easy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Old Fart's Edge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
Nuts and Bolts   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Beginner's Delight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   
Platinum Plus   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wandering Taoist   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   
Art Baker Memorial   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Shining Path   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Shining Path 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Tollhouse Rock
This is very nice addition to Tollhouse with engaging, well-protected climbing. The crux involves enjoyable and steep (by Tollhouse standards) edging on nice reddish colored patina. Because this route is so new, there are still some loose patina edges that will eventually break off and thus a bit of care does need to be exercised when choosing what to stand on. Nevertheless, I have given this route 4 stars because I think that in a few seasons, this route will clean up nicely and warrant the giv...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Mark Fletcher
Mar 17, 2015
I noted on March 14, 2015 that the climb just to the left of "At Your Leisure" (Upper Traverse Area) is not finished yet. The first bolt with a hanger is only partway in the rock because the first ascentionist (not me but someone I know) forgot his hammer. It is difficult to see from the belay ledge below that the bolt is not fully placed yet.

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