Black Rocks Climbing
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Black Rocks is in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserveredcliffsdesertreserve.com/. No climbing is allowed at Black Rocks from March 15 through June 30 in order to provide an undisturbed environment for Desert Tortoiseen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gophe… mating.
In addition, all pets in the Reserve must be kept on a leash at all times.
The area was developed with bolted sport lines in the mid-nineties by Tupper and Goss, but trad lines were done as early as the late eighties by Olvesky.
The routes are easily divided into a southeast-facing Sunny Side and a northwest-facing Shady Side.
The majority of the routes on the Sunny Side are in the 5.8 to 5.10 range. The Shady Side routes range from 5.8 to 5.13, with the largest number in the 5.10 range.
This is a great place after a big rain when all of the area's sandstone is wet, and when it is cold out.
Park here and walk north on the bike trail a hundred feet or so, then branch left onto the canyon trail. The trail crosses a fence with a tortoise barrier.
Classic Climbing Routes at Black Rocks
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