Description

Mostly clip-ups, the west face of Flaming Rock offers steep climbing through solution pockets in bright red-orange iron-oxide patina. This is what many people think of as the sport climbing experience at the City. Classics such as Tribal Boundaries, 5.10a, and Firewater, 5.11b, are located here. The east face is much lower angle, and home to the slabby moderate, Raindance, 5.7.

On the north side of the rock is South Creek which runs nearly all year. You can get water out of this stream, but be sure to treat it. With all the ranching in the City, the water contains giardia.

Getting There

Park at the Flaming Rock trailhed near campsite 30. Follow this trail down through the sage and as you approach large rock formations you will come to a fork in the trail just before Flaming Rock. For Tribal Boundaries and other steep climbs on the west face, take the left fork; for Raindance, take the right fork. The trail continues all the way around the rock, so you really can't go wrong. If you take the left fork, take the two minutes to scramble up to the window just before the ledge over to Tribal Boundaries. It's pretty cool.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Flaming Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 170
Raindance
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Tail Feather
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 363
Tribal Boundaries
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 48
Reservations
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
City Girls
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 63
Quest for Fire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 62
Firewater
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Smoke Signal
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Raindance
 170
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Tail Feather
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tribal Boundaries
 363
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Reservations
 48
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
City Girls
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Quest for Fire
 63
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Firewater
 62
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Sport
Smoke Signal
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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