Elevation: 5,294 ft
GPS: 43.885, -103.469 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 15, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Description

This is the namesake rock for this area. This rock is steep on all sides, and provides many hard routes from 5.9 to 5.13. The most popular routes on this rock are Baba Cool (5.9+) and Meat is Murder (5.11).

Getting There

Follow the trail up the hill from the parking lot. Wrinkled Rock is on the right, and Chopping Block is on the left. First encounter a steep bolted line called Tender Vittles, but continue uphill for the rest of the routes. Go around the corner to the left when possible and look for two faces with a large dihedral in between. This is where the bulk of the climbing is.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chopping Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Valdez Overhang
Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 104
Baba Cool
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 25
Meat is Murder
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Twelve White Sticks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Valdez Overhang
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Baba Cool
 104
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Meat is Murder
 25
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Twelve White Sticks
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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