Ridge 4 Rock Climbing
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Exact demarcation of property boundaries are not always clear. When in doubt, be discrete or polite.
Do not park your vehicle near the railroad tracks near Plainview. It is a well-known irritant to Plainview residents.
The area is composed of seven ridges and some large erratics sporting a route or two. The Secret Crag is reckoned as Ridge 2 (counting from the right) and is the most prominent of the seven ridges, and at least one of its routes dates back to a Jim Erickson ascent in the '70s. Ridge 1 takes off right at Tunnel 3 on the South side. Ridges 2, 4, 6, and 7 (counting from the right) hold 90% of the climbing. The rock seems to me more like Eldorado Canyon than Mickey Mouse and is full of edges, flakes, and corners. Most of the stone is a fine quality sandstone and well worth the hike in. Just leave the boom-box at home.
B. When Men Were Men, 11+, 1p, pin(s) and gear.
C. Unknown, 12, 1p.
D. West Wall, 9, 1p, TR.
E. Festus, 9, 1p, TR or bolts?
F. Crack, 9, 1p, gear.
G. Rawhide, 11, 1p, bolts.
H. Little Joe, 11, 1p, bolts.
I. Hoss, 11-, 1p, 60', gear, pin, & bolts.
J. Downclimb, 5, 1p, gear.
K. Loose Cannon, 8, 1p, gear.
L. Gunsmoke, 12, 1p, bolts & pin.
M. EZ Corner, 7, 1p, gear.
N. Miss Kitty, 6, 1p, 60', gear & bolts.
O. The Wild Wild West, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.
P. Life During Wartime, 13-, 1p, 60', bolts.
Q. Unknown, 11, 1p, bolts.
R. Crack, 6, 1p, gear.
S. Roof Crack, 11, 1p, gear.
T. Honeymoon In Beirut, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
U. The Great Defender, 13, 1p, bolts.
V. Moe Zone, 13, 1p, bolts.
W. Occupied Territory, 13-, 1p, 80', bolts.
X. Mighty Moe, 12, 1p, bolts.
Y. Mud Shark, 10+, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
Z. Lawyers, Guns, and Hiltis, 11+, 1p, bolts.
AA. Apostrophe, 11+, 1p, bolts.
BB. Dodge City, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
CC. Pandora's Bosch, 11, 1p, gear & bolts.
DD. Killer Elite (AKA Ms. Coolie's Saloon), 11+, 1p, bolts.
EE. Piece Process, 11 R or X, 1p, gear.
FF. Pinch A Loaf, 10, 1p, bolts.
GG. Driveby Shooting, 12-, 1p, bolts.
Classic Climbing Routes at Ridge 4
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