Photographers' Peak Area Rock Climbing
Areas in Photographers' Peak Area
|GPS:||43.843, -103.558 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Peter Gram on Jul 9, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThis area holds a high concentration of fine routes. The four main formations found here are Photographer's Peak, Aquarium Rock, Icehouse Rock, and the Great Wall. The first three are immediately next to the parking area, and the Great Wall is a short distance away.
Be ready for both bolted routes and trad routes, as there are classic lines for either liking here. Some of the best routes here are the Conn route on Aquarium (5.3), Four Little Fishies (5.9), Beyond the Door (5.10-), and Under Exposure (5.7). Each route has a fixed rappel, often requiring double ropes.
Getting ThereDrive to Sylvan Lake and pay the entrance fee. These rocks are the prominent formations east of the lake and also the closest rock to the Sylvan Lake store. Drive past the main parking lot, then continue straight at the junction which drives around Sylvan Lake's east side. Park a short distance past this junction at a small pulloff on the left side of the road at the base of the rocks.
Classic Climbing Routes at Photographers' Peak Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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