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Routes in Rubicon Formation

Amphetamine Reptile T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jump Start T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jumpin' Jimmy Jones Jams Java at Josh T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pit Viper S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Psychedelic Elvis T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rubicon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Seizure T 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Total Generic Package (aka Mr. Swing) T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Description

West of the Grand Canyon formation is a 100 foot high block; on it's east face is the namesake Rubicon (5.10c) a stunning zig-zagging crack which starts at the formation's right side, traverses almost the entire face to the left, and continues to the top via a right-arching finger crack. There is a convenient rappel station atop the rock directly above Seizure (5.12c) another suberb route which climbs the difficult face directly right of the upper portion of Rubicon.

Directly across from the formation is the route For Peter (5.11c).

Getting There

Heading southwest from the Split Rocks parking lot, you'll see the obvious cracks on the east side of the Grand Canyon formation, as well as the Isles In The Sky formation further behind. Head down the well-worn trail around the north end of the Grand Canyon, following a wash at this point. Once west of the Grand Canyon formation, head left (south) along another small wash. Rubicon Rock is now visible, just in front of you on the right. The approach from the parking lot takes no more than 5-6 minutes, 10 if you are really slow.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rubicon Formation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Rubicon
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5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Seizure
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rubicon
 249
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Seizure
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
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