Elevation: 6,234 ft
GPS: 40.451, -111.672 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Spencer Anderson on Oct 8, 2004 with improvements by Helen Wang
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

Hard Rock is a great area, with possibly the largest variety of grades and excellent crag positioning. Hard Rock is great almost all year for people of all experience levels. Hard Rock is home to American Fork's easiest routes, 5.6 and 5.7, but the majority of the climbs are in the 5.11-5.12 range.

This is a terrific and fun crag to learn how to lead climb/belay. Hard Rock faces west and south-west, getting good shade in the morning and a lot of sun from the afternoon on.

A stick clip is handy for some of the harder routes

Getting There

To reach the crag head up 1.7 miles up from the monument flagpole, a bit past Little Mill campground. You can park on the north side, in a pay area, or on the south side in the small pull off. Locate the faint trail on the north side of the road (across from the pullout right before the next pullout with the 12-mile marker) and hike up about five minutes following a stream drainage. It takes about five minutes to get to the start of the crag, which continues right and wraps around the corner.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hard Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 106
Late for Dinner
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 263
Rockapella
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 238
Stoic Calculus
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 160
Vaporous Apparition
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 256
Platinum Blonde
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 105
Vixen Blonde (aka Punch the Clock)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 138
Many Options
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 215
Winds of Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 73
Emotional Geometry
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 110
Firstborn
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 121
Six to Eleven
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Primal Magic
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 184
Suicide Blonde
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 188
Juggernaut
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 92
Teeanova
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Late for Dinner
 106
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Rockapella
 263
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Stoic Calculus
 238
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Vaporous Apparition
 160
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Platinum Blonde
 256
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vixen Blonde (aka Punch the…
 105
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Many Options
 138
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Winds of Fire
 215
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Emotional Geometry
 73
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Firstborn
 110
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Six to Eleven
 121
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Primal Magic
 105
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Suicide Blonde
 184
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Juggernaut
 188
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Teeanova
 92
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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