Elevation: 6,236 ft
GPS: 42.077, -113.714 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Jun 23, 2005 · Updates
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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
 221
Raindance
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Tail Feather
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 508
Tribal Boundaries
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 62
Reservations
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 126
City Girls
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 84
Quest for Fire
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Puzzle Wall
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Micro Pillar
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Tither's Jam
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 90
Firewater
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 42
Smoke Signal
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Raindance
 221
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Tail Feather
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tribal Boundaries
 508
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Reservations
 62
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
City Girls
 126
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Quest for Fire
 84
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Puzzle Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Micro Pillar
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tither's Jam
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Firewater
 90
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Sport
Smoke Signal
 42
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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