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Elevation: 4,200 ft 1,280 m
GPS: 34.0094, -116.0558
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 17, 2002
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Description Suggest change

Split Rocks is named for the large split rock (go figure) immediately north of the parking area. Please do not climb on Split Rock proper.

The two most popular areas in this part of the park are Future Games Rock and Isles in the Sky. Must-do routes here include the slightly overhanging Bird Of Fire (5.10a) and the unique Rubicon (5.10d). The Future Games Area has several nice lines, notably Invisibility Lessons (5.9), Continuum (5.8+), and The Bendix Claws (5.11a). The somewhat off-the-beaten-path Isles Corridor hosts a handful of fun cracks with not so memorable names, while the Cling or Fling Corridor offers a few cool steep sport routes.

Getting There Suggest change

The Split Rocks Area is located just beyond Jumbo Rocks Campground along the main road. Driving east, turn left (north) 1.2 miles past Jumbo, and park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Split Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 153
Nectar
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 377
Dolphin
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 257
Continuum
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 336
Invisibility Lessons
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 80
Grounder
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 126
Crack 5
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 103
Rites of Spring
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 759
Bird of Fire
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
Crack 6
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Invisible Touch
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 454
Rubicon
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 108
The Bendix Claws
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5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 16
Hang 'Em High
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5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
Seizure
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5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 8
Games Without Frontiers
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nectar Split Rocks West > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 153
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Dolphin Split Rocks West > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 377
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Continuum Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 257
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Invisibility Lessons Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 336
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Grounder Split Rocks West > … > Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 80
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crack 5 Split Rocks West > … > Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 126
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rites of Spring Split Rocks West > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bird of Fire Split Rocks West > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 759
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Crack 6 Split Rocks West > … > Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Invisible Touch Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rubicon Split Rocks West > Rubicon Formation
 454
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Bendix Claws Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 108
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Hang 'Em High Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 16
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
Seizure Split Rocks West > Rubicon Formation
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
Games Without Frontiers Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad
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