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Areas in Barker Dam Area

Bed Rock 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Black Rocks, The 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Dissolution Corridor 4 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Dissolution Rock 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Emotional Rescue Area 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Escape Rock 8 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Grain Pile Rocks 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gunsmoke Area 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hunk Rock 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Keystone Block 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Lakeside Rock 8 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Lakeside Rock North (aka Oregon Trail) 0 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
More Funky than Monkey Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Oasis Rock 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Oven Mitt, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pud Saddler Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Rat Rock 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Rock of Ages 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Rockworks Rock 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Room To Shroom Area 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Sleepy Hollow 0 / 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Toad Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Unknown area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
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Description

The Barker Dam Day Use Area provides access for a handful of good routes; however, they tend to be spread out amongst several rock formations. If you can find it, the Room To Shroom Area has the phenomenal namesake splitter crack plus the less known but excellent Chemical Warfare. Probably the most popular area here is not a route at all, but rather the famous Gunsmoke - a strenuous and long bouldering traverse.

Getting There

Walk, bike, or drive to the Barker Dam Day Use Area, 1.5 miles NE of Hidden Valley Campground along paved road. Most of the routes are approached via the Barker Dam Loop Trail.

109 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Barker Dam Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 81
Life's a Bitch and then You Marry One
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Bish
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 124
Room To Shroom
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Secret Mormon Underwear
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 15
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Death of a Decade
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Bad Lizards
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Snot Slot
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
An Eye for an Eye And a Route for a R…
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Chemical Warfare
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Lubricated Goat
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Carving Pumpkins
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
More Monkey than Funky
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Rockwork Orange
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Father Figure
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Life's a Bitch and then You… Dissolution Rock
 81
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Bish Emotional Rescue Area
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Room To Shroom Room To Shroom Area
 124
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Secret Mormon Underwear Lakeside Rock N (aka…
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun Sleepy Hollow
 15
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Death of a Decade Hunk Rock > Hunk Rock - E Face
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bad Lizards Rat Rock
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Snot Slot Lakeside Rock N (aka…
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
An Eye for an Eye And a Rou… Lakeside Rock > Lakeside Rock - W Face
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Chemical Warfare Room To Shroom Area
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lubricated Goat Emotional Rescue Area
 25
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Carving Pumpkins Sleepy Hollow
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
More Monkey than Funky More Funky than Monke…
 47
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Rockwork Orange Rockworks Rock
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Father Figure Lakeside Rock > Lakeside Rock - E Face
 16
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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