Chopping Block Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.886, -103.47 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Jun 24, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionChopping Block doesn't have as many cool spires as South Seas or the Middle Marker area, but makes up for it with a good concentration of difficult routes and some good moderates on the long one pitch blocks. Like most places in the Needles, topropes are hard to come by, but nearly all the routes are good safe bolted routes so have at it.
Must do classics include Valdez Overhang, Baba Cool, Wisconsin Beef, Meat is Murder, Wrinkle in Time
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Getting ThereChopping Block is directly across the road from South Seas. Wrinkled Rock is the big hulking formation on the right and holds Rushmore's hardest, a 13d/14a. Most other formations are accessed by hanging a left after reaching the top of the hill, but some obscure routes are on the right.
Classic Climbing Routes at Chopping Block
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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