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Stirrup Rock - North Face 8 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Stirrup Rock - South Face 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 3,520 ft
GPS: 33.959, -116.018 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Jan 29, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Stirrup Rock has something for everyone, anytime of the year. The south face is a wind-sheltered sunbowl on the most frigid days of winter, while the north face catches shade in the warmer seasons. The crag is notable for its bulletproof dark-brown patina, which is flawless, with a smattering of light-colored stone, which isn't. On the south side, Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater is a tricky .10 finger crack with a low crux, while Overpowered By Funk just to the right is an ultra classic 5.12b toprope (or exciting lead). On the north face, Jugular Vein (5.8) is an amazing moderate that swallows gear, while Freckle Face (5.11a) will elicit a smile even as your fingers and forearms pump out for the finishing crux.

Getting There

From the parking area, head west to Zippy rock, then turn right and head north to the major big brown crag with the long tall fingercrack. Scramble around the right(east) end to access the routes on the north side. Descend the slab on the east end to a rap from bolts or a couple easy fifth-class smears down to the boulders.

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