Elevation: 8,794 ft
GPS: 40.352, -105.657 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 52,584 total · 218/month
Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures Details

Description

A secret paradise of the Park that is popular with hikers yet sees very little climbing activity. It has a few climbs on par with anything at Lumpy Ridge, and the views from the climbs are serene and beautiful. Days of Heaven (5.10+) is as good as any shorter route I've ever done. Descent: each of the routes will include descent beta.

Getting There

Drive into the Park, get on Bear Lake Road, and turn off right after a mile or so onto Moraine Park Road. Follow signs to the Fern Lake trailhead at the end of the road. The Rock of Ages, identified as an exceptionally clean-looking, 250 foot cliff, laced with a cobweb of faint cracks, is accessed via a scramble up talus to the right from the Arch Rocks Campsite, about a mile down the trail. [Gnome] Dome, the Colossus, and the Moot Point Apron require 1/2 mile more of hiking to a bridge, where one can bushwack up the hill to the right to an assortment of cliffs--check the route descriptions for more details.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fern Canyon Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 6
Colossus Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Nameless Demons
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 111
Days of Heaven
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Center Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Celestial Gate
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Hats Off
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Heavenly Daze
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Greensleeves
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Black Tie
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 37
The Wasp
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Pitch Perfect
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Colossus Crack Lost World
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Nameless Demons Rock Of Ages
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Days of Heaven Rock Of Ages
 111
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Center Dihedral Rock Of Ages
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Celestial Gate Rock Of Ages
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Hats Off Rock Of Ages
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Heavenly Daze Rock Of Ages
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Greensleeves Rock Of Ages
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Black Tie Rock Of Ages
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
The Wasp Rock Of Ages
 37
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
Pitch Perfect Rock Of Ages
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
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