Elephant Rocks Climbing
Routes in Elephant Rocks
|5.7 Right of Two Cracks T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Clearasil Spattered Fantasies T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Dumbo T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Elephant Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Granary TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Inside Corner left of Transcendental T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Out of the Closet T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Tomb of the Unknown T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Transcendental Disfiguration T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Trunk, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Two Finger Cracks T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
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DescriptionPossibly the best roped climbing the North End has to offer is located at Elephant Rocks.
Is it named for the large boulder at the top of the cliff or the apparent elephant's head upon whose cheek Clearasil Spattered Fantasies (10b) lies? I've never been sure, maybe both.
Elephant Rocks contains two buttresses and the amphitheater between them. Routes will be described accordingly.
Getting ThereActually fairly easy to find. Start at the North Shore parking areas and follow the East Bluff Trail uphill. Maybe a third of a mile from the trailhead you'll encounter an odd-looking sandstone boulder on you're right, just before a small cliff with a smaller cave, and an inside corner. Walk west between the Elephant Boulder and this small cliff. This will deposit you atop Elephant Rocks.
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