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Areas in East Grapefruit Rocks

Beggar's Canyon 3 / 6 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Crackland 3 / 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Falcon Rock 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
First Rock 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Gorilla's Head 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Lower Pop Rock 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Morning Wall (Back Wall) 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Peanut Butter 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Twin Towers 2 / 4 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Upper Pop Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 1,647 ft
GPS: 65.293, -148.16 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: TobinPetty on Jun 8, 2007
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer
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Description

The rock in this area is composed of a band of predominately solid Limestone. The climbs on these crags range from low angle to vertical or overhanging in some areas, while providing routes from 25-55 ft in length. There are TR, bolted and even some traditional routes that offer clean rock facing all aspects of the compass.

Getting There

Travel North from Fairbanks on the Elliot Highway. You will pass Wickersham Dome trailhead at Milemarker 28 and at about Milemarker 38 you will pass Globe Creek with the crags visible on the low rising dome on the right side of the highway.Passing an evident road cut you will notice a blue parking sign on your right, which will buttonhook back and parallel to the highway. There is a small parking area with two primary trails that head up the hillside.

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TobinPetty   AZ
The Fairbanks Area Climbing Guide produced by Alaska Alpine Club, combined with previous editions of Fairbanks area climbing guides by Stan Justice, are the best sources for up to date and comprehensive climbing in Fairbanks environs. The guide books can be purchased at Beaver Sports in Fairbanks, AK. Jun 9, 2007
Steve Marr
Colorado Springs, CO
Steve Marr   Colorado Springs, CO
Of the two trails that lead out of parking lot, the South Trail is the most conspicuous of the two. The North Trail is fainter, and located about 100 feet back along the road (towards the highway). Both trails gain elevation quickly but are fairly easy. The south trail is a little more developed than the north. Heading up the south trail, you'll pass by the southern end of Lowest Rock after a few minutes, followed by Gorilla Rock. Continue up the path straight to the Twin Towers. From the Twin Towers, a faint trail heads north to Falcon Rock. Aug 19, 2007
Chuck
Columbus, GA
Chuck   Columbus, GA
The North Trail is marked with blue disks nailed to trees. The south trail is marked by red diskes. The trail between Falcon rock and Twin Towers is marked by white. Thanks to recent efforts to improve the trails, and keep climbers on them. Jun 23, 2008
colin tuck
Moab
colin tuck   Moab
Why are all the climbs at Grapefruit listed as 'alpine'? This is roadside cragging. Apr 18, 2013
Terramariner
Tacoma, Toyota, AK
Terramariner   Tacoma, Toyota, AK
^this

More importantly though, adding routes that directly quote a guide book is a blatant infringement of copyright. MP is supposed to supplement the guidebook and not replace it. If you want to add a route, go climb it and then add it using your own words.

Guidebooks inherently have inaccuracies such as bolt count, route length, anchor info, etc so you're not doing any favors by repeating misinformation when you could have firsthand knowledge that may be more accurate. Even lamer is adding routes with little or no description...

Some examples:
mountainproject.com/v/break…
mountainproject.com/v/the-b…

See below thread for a discussion on the topic:
mountainproject.com/v/addin… Apr 4, 2014

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