Elevation: 8,276 ft
GPS: 41.155, -105.375 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned User on May 2, 2002 with improvements by Backwards Eric and 1 other
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

You can't miss this area. The Nautilus is named for the large feature on its top, forming a large roof, that looks like - you guessed it - a Nautilus shell. Trust me, if you can't find it, you're not looking. The approach to the nearest climbs from this lot is a mere 2 minutes.

Getting There

Keep driving past the main area where you turn for the fee camping to the next parking area, also on your left. This is the dirt parking lot with the restroom/latrine (visible from the road). See the description above.

129 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nautilus

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 252
Cornelius
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 110
Handjacker
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 276
Mother 1
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 156
Lower Slot and Upper Slot
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 128
Finally
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 264
Middle Parallel Space
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 191
Lower Progressive
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 95
Hairlip
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 353
Friday the 13th
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 113
Flying Buttress
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5
 91
Cupcake
Trad, Boulder
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 99
The Grand Traverse
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 178
Captain Nemo
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 127
Hesitation Blues
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 116
Max Factor
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cornelius
 252
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Handjacker
 110
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mother 1
 276
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Lower Slot and Upper Slot
 156
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Finally
 128
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Middle Parallel Space
 264
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Lower Progressive
 191
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Hairlip
 95
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Friday the 13th
 353
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Flying Buttress
 113
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Cupcake
 91
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5 Trad, Boulder
The Grand Traverse
 99
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Captain Nemo
 178
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Hesitation Blues
 127
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Max Factor
 116
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
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