Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 33.99, -116.163 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Beck on Mar 20, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

One of the best and most popular places for taking beginning climbers, a great moderate boulder circuit and some of the most classic boulder problems in the park make this a popular destination. A good selection of routes of all sorts (slabs, cracks, faces), blissfully short approaches and a great concentration of boulders mean you probably won't be alone but also mean that there's always enough to go around.

Getting There

Head S/E on Quail Springs Road past Hidden Valley. At the Key's view turnoff/fork, turn right and after only about 100 yards make a left into a dirt parking lot. Cap Rock is directly in front of you, and a developed loop trail provides access to the bouldering circuit(s).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cap Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 49
Circus
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 67
Nutcracker
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 98
False Lieback
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 117
Catch A Falling Star
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Robocop
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
False Prophet
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Circus, Circus
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Bush Eviction
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 17
Space Odyssey
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Horror-zontal Terror-verse
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Slim Pickings
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 27
Event Horizon
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
The Ayatollah
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Circus Cap Rock - N Face
 49
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad
Nutcracker Cap Rock - N Face
 67
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
False Lieback Cap Rock - N Face
 98
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Catch A Falling Star Cap Rock - Southeast…
 117
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Robocop Cap Rock - S Face
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
False Prophet Cap Rock - N Face
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Circus, Circus Cap Rock - N Face
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bush Eviction Cap Rock - N Face
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Space Odyssey Cap Rock - N Face
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Horror-zontal Terror-verse Cap Rock - N Face
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Slim Pickings Cap Rock - S Face
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Event Horizon Cap Rock - N Face
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
The Ayatollah Cap Rock - N Face
 10
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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