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Routes in Rock Island I

Destroyer TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Independent T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Unknown II aka The Broken Wing TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X
Elevation: 5,593 ft
GPS: 40.014, -105.309 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 20, 2006 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is a chunk of fractured granite that many folks pass as they go off to play on The Dome or Elephant Buttresses. Apparently this crag was developed as a drytooling locale. Occasionally, folks are seen here bouldering, TRing, drytooling, or occasionally leading. Since we're on a reorganization of BC & there's a route for this rock listed under a different crag, we'll create this for clarity. There are routes on all aspects of this rock. There is a bit on the N or NE aspect which seems to be particularly popular for beginners.

The route(s) in our database include:

A. Independent, 7 or M2?, 1p, 50'.
B. Unknown II aka The Broken Wing, 9- X or M4?, 1p, TR.
C. Destroyer, 10 or M5?, 1p, gear.
D. Unknown, 7+ PG-13 or M2?, 1p, 50'.
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Getting There

Park in either the small parking area on the N side of the road as for The Dome or Elephant Buttresses OR park in the huge parking area on the S side of the road, cross the road, and you're virtually there.

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jzp
Pleasant Grove
jzp   Pleasant Grove
First area I ever climbed in 1996. Aug 9, 2014
It should be noted that this crag was first developed about 20 years ago as a DRYTOOLING practice area. Several of the top rope anchors were placed for this purpose....

People should not freak out if climbers show up with crampons and ice tools and begin using these tools on the rock.... Rock climbing is a secondary sport here. Sep 2, 2011
I lost a BD ATC-Guide two weeks ago or so up in Boulder Canyon. I think I lost it around the Dome/Elephant Butresses area (but could be somewhere else). I'm just a poor college kid with no money and now no belay device. If you found it and returned it, I would be extremely grateful and would be more than happy to reward you with some beer. Aug 15, 2009

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