Glass Ocean and Environs Rock Climbing
Routes in Glass Ocean and Environs
|A Fish Called Wanda T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Atlantis T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Delta Y S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Get the Net T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Glass Ocean S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|High Dive T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Hydroplane T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Left Tributary S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Lord of the Long Arms T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Northwest Passage T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Open Water T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Pane, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Right Tributary T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sail Away S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Seam, The T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Thar She Blows T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Troubled Seas T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Tsunami S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|GPS:||40.62, -111.746 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Mason on Jul 2, 2003|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis out-of-the-way climbing secret is usually empty, mostly because the approach is a real pain in the ass. The talus slope that you climb is steep, slippery and sucks out loud. But the payoff is worth the approach effort, I promise.
The rock is awesome, and shaded most of the time. Lots of variety in holds, from thin cracks to chicken heads. Most routes are sport, but some require additional trad assists. Most of the climbs rap, and are safe with a 60 meter rope, but there are a few walk offs, too.
This wall is high enough that occasionally there are mountain goats sharing the neighboring walls (how cool is that?). The view from there is really among of the best in BCC.
Getting TherePark across from Storm Mountain Picnic Area, about 2.7 miles up the canyon. Climb up the trail on the east side of the stream and walk about 1/4 mile. Then start looking for trails across the valley/stream to the Dead Snag Area. Head up the talus slope uphill from Dead Snag. Its quite a hump, and a real pain in - wait - I said that already...Keep going about another 200 yards or so. Glass Ocean is on the west side of the canyon facing northeast.
Classic Climbing Routes at Glass Ocean and Environs
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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