Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 34.227, -117.254 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristoffer on Feb 2, 2006 with improvements by davidhousky
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This south-facing crag overlooks the city far below, and while it tends to be a bit windy, it's still very nice.
The granite is a bit chossy at the base of the cliff due to fire damage, but nothing too serious.

Getting There

Drive Hwy 18 to the Cliffhanger restaurant and park several hundred feet down the road in a large pullout, and then walk along side the road until you see a faint climbers trail leading to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sphinx Rock Area (aka The Cliff Hanger)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 14
The Sharp-end Dagger
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Cornered Out
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Tricky Horus of the Twin Horizons
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Queen of Deception
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Sole Food
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
The Bread Loaf
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
She Gave Him Blue Bolts
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Crimp-Tick Combination
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sunshine Flurries
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
NeuroToxin
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Rock like an Egyptian
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
All Hood in the Good
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sharp-end Dagger Temple Rock > Royal Wall
 14
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Cornered Out Temple Rock > Inner Temple
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Tricky Horus of the Twin Ho… Temple Rock > Royal Wall
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Queen of Deception Temple Rock > Royal Wall
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sole Food Temple Rock > Inner Temple
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Bread Loaf Sphinx Rock > Blue Bolts Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
She Gave Him Blue Bolts Sphinx Rock > Blue Bolts Wall
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Crimp-Tick Combination Temple Rock > Inner Temple
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sunshine Flurries Temple Rock > Powermyd Wall
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
NeuroToxin Sphinx Rock > Arrowhead Lookout Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rock like an Egyptian Temple Rock > Powermyd Wall
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
All Hood in the Good Sphinx Rock > Arrowhead Lookout Wall
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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