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Shared By: Darin Lang on Apr 28, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Access Issue: Closed (private property) Details

Description

Squat Rock and Sphinx Rock are currently both closed.

Squat Rock has been the scene of a number of bolt "wars" in the past and has a little-known moniker that is less than kind to the original developer (unfairly? I don't know, I wasn't around at the time). The generally one-pitch slab and crack routes, however, are quality, and include the classic 5.9s Lichen or Not and Elusive Wapiti. Currently, the crag is by no means overbolted and expect some 5.7 - 5.9 runouts on the slab climbs.

Getting There

From Pine (see area description), take Elk Creek Road West for approximately 0.7 miles to a small parking area (2, maybe 3 cars will fit). Hop boulders across the creek and follow the obvious trail for 5 minutes. It's best to keep following the trail to the point where your route starts as some unpleasant boulder hopping is required if you cut straight to the rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Squat 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
 13
Slimy Slit
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Lichen or Not
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
Kirk's Corner
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Elusive Wapiti
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slimy Slit
 13
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Lichen or Not
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kirk's Corner
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Elusive Wapiti
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
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