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Routes in Hard Rock

Beehive S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Born Again S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cyberlag S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dreadlocks S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Eight to Eleven S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Emotional Geometry S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Firstborn S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gas Boost S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Juggernaut S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Juggernaut Roof S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Late for Dinner S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Many Options S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Platinum Blonde S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Primal Magic S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Punch The Clock (Roof) S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Quicker Picker Upper S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rockapella S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Six to Eleven S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stoic Calculus S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stump S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Suicide Blonde S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Teeanova S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Treehugger S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown 5.10+ S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown 5.10a S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown 5.10c S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown 5.6 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown 5.9 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown Left S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown Roof Crack T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Vaporous Apparition S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vixen Blonde (aka Punch the Clock) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Winds of Fire S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 6,234 ft
GPS: 40.451, -111.672 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Spencer Anderson on Oct 8, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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

Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

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 tail on the north side of the road and hike up about five minutes following a stream drainage. It takes about five minute 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

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Late for Dinner
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rockapella
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stoic Calculus
Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Stump
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vaporous Apparition
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Platinum Blonde
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Vixen Blonde (aka Punch the Clock)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Many Options
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Winds of Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Emotional Geometry
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Six to Eleven
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Primal Magic
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Suicide Blonde
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Juggernaut
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Teeanova
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Late for Dinner 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Rockapella 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Stoic Calculus 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Stump 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Vaporous Apparition 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Platinum Blonde 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vixen Blonde (aka Punch the… 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Many Options 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Winds of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Emotional Geometry 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Six to Eleven 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Primal Magic 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Suicide Blonde 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Juggernaut 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Teeanova 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Found a harness last weekend. Tried to drop it off with park rangers but they had already left for the day. Mar 22, 2017
Found a pair of climbing shoes at the base of Stoic Calculus this afternoon. Nov 13, 2016
JFM
JFM  
To add to Garrett's comment: there is a 1-2 car pullout just (ie, 20 ft) west / down-canyon from the mm 12 sign. The trail you want is across from that pullout, and is a nice maintained trail... If you go up-canyon instead, there is another trail about 30ft up from the 12 sign which leads to one bolted route and eventually to Hard Rock, but it is extremely loose and probably dangerous. Aug 12, 2014
Trevor Paskett
Provo, Utah
Trevor Paskett   Provo, Utah
Price's comment is great, but it's SLIGHTLY wrong. He says to head "UP WEST" through the picnic area. Up canyon in AF Canyon is generally EAST, and that seems to be the case here. I went to the westernmost table and found nothing. Go EAST. Or even better, go UP canyon, not down. Mar 26, 2014
I found a blue Ovo helmet as well as a pair of purple Mad Rock shoes size 12.5 US at the base of the wall. Two gentlemen left them i believe whose names i don't remember. Please let me know if you've lost them. I have them and will gladly return them to you. Aug 13, 2013
Garrett C
SL,UT
Garrett C   SL,UT
Much easier way to find this wall is to head to the 12 mile marker. Trail is about 30 feet west of it on the north side of the road. Aug 5, 2013
Connor England
Tooele, Utah
Connor England   Tooele, Utah
Morning here is completely shady. Routes are getting pretty greasy though... Aug 11, 2012
Daniel_L
Orem, UT
Daniel_L   Orem, UT
The comment above should be added to the how to get there area. I had a really hard time finding the trail because I didn't see the comment before I went out. But if you follow Price's advice it'll get you exactly where you are trying to go. Jul 7, 2011
A couple things:

The north side, or the picnic area is not a pay area. If you paid to get into the canyon, you're already good.

The best way to get to the crag is usually to head up, west, through the picnic area. At the last picnic table, you'll see a trail that continues west. Follow that trail until it hits the trail going up north to the cliffs.

Enjoy spectacular moderate sport routes. Dec 1, 2008

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