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Elevation: 11,000 ft
GPS: 37.7154, -112.7747
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Shared By: EricD on Aug 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

Description Suggest change

Several routes ranging from 5.9 to 12c. Routes face East and West so you can chase the sun or shade. Most routes can be top-roped, but are also bolted (a couple require gear).

Getting There Suggest change

Walk a couple minutes on the trail to the East. The trail will take you to the top of a flat rock formation. The routes begin below you. To the left, Suck It Up Crybaby (5.12b) is visible; to the right, Dr. Diaper (5.9 crack) is visible, as well as a couple others. Go down the trail to the left, or follow the formation to the right to a steep trail to the base of the climbs.

15 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Starting Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Dr. Diaper
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Willie the Pimp
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Funky Boss
Sport, TR, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Angering the Cheese Gods
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Pumping Out of Gas
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 43
Howard Hughes
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
[Redacted]
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Blue Suede Shoes
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dr. Diaper
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Willie the Pimp
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Funky Boss
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR, Alpine
Angering the Cheese Gods
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Pumping Out of Gas
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Howard Hughes
 43
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
[Redacted]
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Blue Suede Shoes
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
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