Elevation: 1,014 ft
GPS: 43.811, -91.21 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Travis Melin on Jun 22, 2007 · Updates
Admins: James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken

Description

Grandad Bluff City Park was opened for climbing in 2020 by changes to the City Ordinance and the addition of a hiking & biking trail system on the bluff. The city park host 50 plus bolted routes with glue-in bolts and established anchors to lower. Grades range from 5.6 to 5.13 and all sport bolted. 

Climbing access is permitted from the established trails and bottom-up, no top access for dropping top ropes is allowed. Six climbing areas can be accessed from the east wall to the south-facing wall via the bike trails. 

Meter Wall was established by Dave Groth in the early '90s. Adidas Wall & The Point were added by Arron Stetzer, Fred Skemp, Corey Morris, Steve Tucker, Nate Kutcher, and Travis Melin. The last few years saw the development of Georges Point & Quarry Wall adding more moderate routes. 

Please help remove trash and brush routes. Please use the established trails. 

Getting There

Up Bliss Road from town, take a right at the Alpine Inn, Grandads Bluff park and Grandmas gateway trail system can be found on google. The climbing area parking lot is the second lot back from the city overlook. A quick walk down the bike trail will allow access to the climbing areas below the parking lot. Please use the established park trail to access the climbing areas,

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grandad Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Cockblocker
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Randalls One Trick Pony
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Lather Boy
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 77
A.D.I.D.A.S.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Particle Man
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Seven Bolts for Betty
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 32
Everything Zen
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Let Your Pimpness Shine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Wehrmacht Stable
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 57
Patent Pending
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Ride the Donkey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Big Man on Campus
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 54
Hawaiian Bill
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 31
Pork Tornado
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Brown Reason to Live
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cockblocker Mushroom Wall
 49
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Randalls One Trick Pony Adidas Wall
 73
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Lather Boy Adidas Wall
 60
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
A.D.I.D.A.S. Adidas Wall
 77
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Particle Man George's Point
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Seven Bolts for Betty Mushroom Wall
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Everything Zen Adidas Wall
 32
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Let Your Pimpness Shine Adidas Wall
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wehrmacht Stable Adidas Wall
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Patent Pending Meader Wall
 57
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ride the Donkey Donkey Punch Wall
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Big Man on Campus Meader Wall
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hawaiian Bill Meader Wall
 54
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pork Tornado Meader Wall
 31
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brown Reason to Live Meader Wall
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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