Elevation: 1,351 ft
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Shared By: Ladd on Sep 5, 2006
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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Access Issue: Writing in chalk Details

Description

This area presents an abundance of bolted routes 5.10 and under. The tall, 90+ ft wall is the showcase of the area. Get here early, or on a weekday if you don't dig crowds or waiting in lines

You will notice an "X" on a lot of the rocks here. This is because it is primarily a place for beginners that have a lack of knowledge. Please do not write anything on the walls in chalk. The routes at this area have been climbed thousands of times and if the rocks were going to pull out of the wall then they would have by now. There are still rocks at the top of the cliff that aren't necessarily used as holds so please be safe.

Getting There

Park at the Good Luck Cemetery on your left (coming from 19). Follow the power line cut to the fourth tower and take a left at the sign that says "Sandstonia" Follow the well traveled trail slightly downhill and right until you get to a rocky gully usually marked with two cairns on either side. This begins the switchback trail designed and built by NRAC and volunteers. The old trail followed a treacherous, steep, ankle-twisting gully and the new trail is quite comfortable and easily navigated. Yet another reason to donate to NRAC. The trail spits you out right at the beginning of the Sandstonia/Tattoo Wall at the first short route on the wall; Hardcore Female Rash. Total approach time is 30 minutes or under.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sandstonia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 39
Plumber's Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 212
Bobby D's Bunny
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 154
Butterfly Flake
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 156
Shady Lady
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 302
Geisha Girl
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 325
Mrs. Field's Follies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Pay It Forward
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 121
Crescendo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 95
Zeitgeist
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 103
The Good Book
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 245
Decameron, The
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 110
Badass Tattoo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 181
Kinesthetica
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 90
Layback and Enjoy It
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
G-String
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Plumber's Crack
 39
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Bobby D's Bunny
 212
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Butterfly Flake
 154
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Shady Lady
 156
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Geisha Girl
 302
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mrs. Field's Follies
 325
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pay It Forward
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crescendo
 121
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Zeitgeist
 95
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Book
 103
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Decameron, The
 245
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Badass Tattoo
 110
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Kinesthetica
 181
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Layback and Enjoy It
 90
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
G-String
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Jamie -
The area has always been home to loose rock, and given the moderate nature of the climbing, it will continue to remain so despite the huge amount of traffic.

This is a primarily beginner crag, and being full of inexperienced climbers, the use of chalk markers tends to be way overzealous and in many cases definitely not necessary. Furthermore, it is ugly as hell and a big eyesore. The comment about disregarding the chalk marks is partially meant to dissuade new climbers from marking the hell out of the cliffs.

If you are concerned about the loose stone, wear helmets and have your group on the ground be extra vigilant - part of learning to climb outdoors is recognizing loose rock and other objective hazards without everything being marked to hell and back again. Oct 31, 2016