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Elevation: 5,882 ft
GPS: 38.02641, -109.5388
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Blue Gramma is more or less the first major cliff (for climbing) in Indian Creek. It doesn't see as much traffic as the "big name" cliffs, but many of the routes are only 50 feet high or so and there are a great many worthwhile 5.9 and 5.10 routes, most of them "unnamed". This was the first wall I visited on my first trip to Indian Creek and it was a perfect intro. In fact the first route I ever did at Indian Creek, an unnamed 5.9+, is still to my mind one of the best I've done. You don't need 8 of every friend size here!

Getting There Suggest change

Since it receives less traffic, this crag is a bit harder to find. It's a mile or so before you get to Supercrack buttress, at a good pull-out on the right. Look for a series of clean but comparatively short dihedrals near to the road, maybe 2-3 miles after Newspaper Rock. The approach is quite short as there isn't much of a talus slope.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blue Gramma Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 280
Unnamed 9+ (aka Mexican Unicorn)
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 201
Petrelli Motors
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 143
Dawn of an Age [Closure Advised]
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 108
Unnamed II (fingers through fists)
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Hayley's Heyday
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
Unnamed 5.10 Flake
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 68
Unnamed 10+ (steep thin hands di…
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 30
Left of 5.10 Flake
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c PG13
 9
Unnamed 5.11-
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 48
Formerly Aided (aka Juniper Twig)
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 157
Blue Gramma
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 13
Desert Siren (Tower)
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unnamed 9+ (aka Mexican Uni…
 280
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Petrelli Motors
 201
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Dawn of an Age [Closure Adv…
 143
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Unnamed II (fingers through…
 108
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hayley's Heyday
 78
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Unnamed 5.10 Flake
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Unnamed 10+ (steep thin han…
 68
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Left of 5.10 Flake
 30
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Unnamed 5.11-
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, TR
Formerly Aided (aka Juniper…
 48
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Blue Gramma
 157
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Desert Siren (Tower)
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
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