Elevation: 5,309 ft
GPS: 40.265, -111.624 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lee Jensen on Jun 17, 2005 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

Black Rose offers a handful of short, challenging routes up sheer faces of beautiful, smooth quartzite. It also has the nice distinction of being the easiest rock to reach in the canyon.

Because all of the bolted routes are 5.10 or higher it never attracts the crowds that frequently flock to Red Slab or The Kitchen.

Getting There

Start from the Rock Canyon parking lot. You can see Red Slab on the south side of the canyon from the parking lot. Black Rose is located right off from the trail, just to the left side and below Red Slab.

Walk upcanyon along the paved trail (take the right path for the easiest approach). After about a ten minute walk you will see a jumble of broken rocks and a trail that leads up to Red Slab. Black Rose is the tall, blank faces directly off from the trail to the east of the broken rocks.

12 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Rose

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 55
Dynamite Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Heart of Stone
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
A Rose is a Rose
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 5
Prescription
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 163
Pink Canoe
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 38
Black Rose
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 85
Black Magic Woman
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Fat Hippos
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Yuji Feet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dynamite Crack
 55
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Heart of Stone
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
A Rose is a Rose
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Prescription
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
Pink Canoe
 163
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Black Rose
 38
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Black Magic Woman
 85
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Fat Hippos
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Yuji Feet
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: West
Sunny Roughly 11am to 8pm during high season
6am
8pm
Details: Its on the West facing wall, in the mornings and colder months it's really nice because it's cool, but during the long summer days it just bakes in the sun.

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