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Jailhouse Rock Climbing
Routes in Jailhouse Rock
|Armed Robbery S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Assault with Battery S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Climb Spree S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Cold Hand Luke T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Crime and Punishment T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Finger Prince S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Grand Theft Otto T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Hard Time T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Jailbreak S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Just Punishment T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Petty Theft T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Prison Overcrowding S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Safecracker T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sentenced To Hang S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Sentenced Traverse V4 6B|
|Solitary Refinement S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Yard Boss S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|GPS:||32.333, -110.725 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Hendrixson on Jan 1, 2003|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionPrison Camp's premier wall features hard sport and traditional lines on slightly overhung water-polished stone. While the routes are a short fifty feet they tend to be full value. The slippery nature of the rock, powerful initial moves, and sometimes sporty bolting may be off-putting to some; nevertheless, this unique wall should not be missed by those climbing at the grade.
Due to its northeast orientation and breezy dry riverbed location this wall is surprisingly chilly in the winter. In the winter this wall sees only an hour or two of morning sun. The best time to project these routes is spring and fall afternoons.
Petty Theft, Grand Theft Otto, and Cold Hand Luke are found at the left end of Jailhouse Rock. The rock is vertical to less-than-vertical and not as water polished.
Hard Time and Assault With Battery are actually not part of Jailhouse Rock proper but are further downstream and south facing. These two routes receive all-day sun.
Getting ThereFollow the dry riverbed past the Dragon Tower and Guard Tower. When you reach the Cell Blocks bypass the riverbed drop-off by travelling either to the left or right. Moving up and left past the Mr. Meanor Wall will lead you to the base of the sector; Moving up and right provides toprope access to many of the anchors. If you choose to toprope yield to lead climbers, watch for people below, and be careful setting up anchors.
Classic Climbing Routes at Jailhouse Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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