Elevation: 4,300 ft
GPS: 33.989, -116.155 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M Morley on Mar 5, 2004
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Ryan Campground provides a nice alternative to those wishing to escape the HVCG "scene". The campsites are situated around a large central formation known as The Manure Pile, which, despite its size, has relatively few routes. The main attraction of Ryan is Headstone Rock, which lies just east of the campground. This 50' rock phallus is home of two super classic moderates - the airy SW Corner (5.6) and the steep, well-protected Cryptic (5.8). In addition, the area has some good bouldering. Slightly Ahead of Our Time, freeclimbed by Kevin Powell and Darrel Hensel in 1976, is the first reported 5.12 in the Park.

Getting There

At an elevation of 4,300 feet, Ryan Campground lies 2.3 miles further down the road from Hidden Valley Campground, just past Cap Rock and the turnoff to Key's View. There are 31 sites. Camping is $5 per site per night. There is no water available.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ryan Campground

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 3
Superman Can
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 58
Barely Crankin'
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 844
SW Corner
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 29
Tom Bombadil
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 518
Cryptic
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
The Allen Steck Memorial Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
South Face Center
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Headstone Crack Left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Headstone Crack Right
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Decepticon
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Headmaster
TR
5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 6
The Cutting Edge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Superman Can Manure Pile
 3
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Barely Crankin' Manure Pile
 58
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
SW Corner Headstone Rock
 844
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Tom Bombadil Manure Pile
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Cryptic Headstone Rock
 518
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Allen Steck Memorial Route Manure Pile
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
South Face Center Headstone Rock
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Headstone Crack Left Headstone Rock
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Headstone Crack Right Headstone Rock
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Decepticon Manure Pile
 36
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Headmaster Headstone Rock
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b TR
The Cutting Edge Headstone Rock
 6
5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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