Access Issue: Season raptor closures Details

Description

This aptly named rock face sits below Batman rock, and is easily reached via the Batman rock trail. This is a good spot to climb if you don't have a full day. The approach is approximately half that of Batman Rock, and none of the climbs to my knowledge are longer than two pitches. The rock itself is split broken vertically by a chimney in the middle and horizontally by a ledge that spans the entire length about 2/3 up. The climbing is less than vertical, and even the cracks have a slab feel.

Getting There

From the new parking lot, take the west trail towards the old Twin Owls parking lot ~0.6 miles. From the old Twin Owls parking lot, follow the approach trail for Batman Rock. After the trail starts to go up, start to look for a cairn on the left, which will take you to the left side of the base. Scramble down past the chimney, and back up the other side to the better routes. [When approaching the rock you will come upon the right side first.] Although the rock is 200' high, it is hard to see above the trees before you actually get there. ~40-50 minutes to approach.

Please check the closures before climbing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Checkerboard Rock

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Checkerboard Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Ziggie's Day Out
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Checkerboard Crack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Ziggie's Day Out
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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