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Barbie S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Battleship S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
G.I. Joe S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
K'Nex S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Legos T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lincoln Logs TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tinker Toys T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tonka Truck T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Description

Tinker Toys is a short but fun wall for top ropes or sport leads up clean quartzite faces. The left side of Tinker Toys also provides a nice protectable 5.7 crack. All bolts are well placed and good double chain anchors are located at the top of each route.

An 18-inch ledge runs horizontally through the middle of the wall and provides a perfect rest spot. A great wall for playing around and improving your skills. Shade trees at the base provide shade for the belayer, but the wall faces west giving it direct afternoon and evening sunshine.

Getting There

Start from the Rock Canyon parking lot and walk up the canyon for about fifteen minutes. You will pass the first major rock formations, Red Slab and Black Rose, on your right.

Just after you pass the pump house on the right, but before you get to The Kitchen and the gate, scamper up through the trees on one of the many trails for about 80 meters. You will pass Bolt Slab and Green Monster (both of which face west) on the left. Green Monster is identifiable because of the large crack that runs up the middle of it.

Tinker Toys is the next major west-facing rock face south of Green Monster.

Tinker Toys has several obvious bolted routes and chain anchors on top.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tinker Toys

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 59
Tinker Toys
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 81
Battleship
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Legos
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tinker Toys
 59
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Battleship
 81
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Legos
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
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Jon Bitter
Waco, Tx
Jon Bitter   Waco, Tx
This is the perfect wall to take your friends to introduce them to climbing. It is at the mouth of the canyon, easy to get to, short easy climbs, almost all of which can be top roped so you don't have to trust your life to a first timer. May 25, 2010
Don't know why there isn't a route for the face just right of tonca truck, its way fun and you can just use the same top rope chains as you do for T.T. Just have to watch out for rope drag on the top of the outcropping 2/3 of the way up the climb. Pretty easy with the arete to the left and big crack/staircase to the right, harder without. Maybe Im reading the page wrong and there is a name for this climb, my friends and I have been calling it Icky Thump.
Feb 3, 2015
One thing I learned a long time ago is that these "main" faces in the quartzite is that pretty much everything has been done over and over again. You can only put so much into a guidebook. But hey, climb whatever looks interesting to you and call it good. Mar 9, 2015
Zachary McDonnell
Draper, UT
Zachary McDonnell   Draper, UT
Great place for beginners. To set up a top rope, you can scramble up on the right side of the rock wall. There's a nice wide flat level ledge at the top. Mar 18, 2017

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