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Elevation: 1,014 ft 309 m
GPS: 43.81119, -91.2101
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Shared By: Travis Melin on Jun 22, 2007 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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. 

Meader 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 Suggest change

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.
V4 6B
 9
Alpine Gin
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Cockblocker
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Randalls One Trick Pony
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 91
A.D.I.D.A.S.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 76
Lather Boy
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
Particle Man
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Seven Bolts for Betty
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Let Your Pimpness Shine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 67
Patent Pending
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Ride the Donkey
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 14
Yeast of Burden
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 62
Hawaiian Bill
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 35
Pork Tornado
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 46
Brown Reason to Live
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Meader Wall Slam
Sport 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alpine Gin Miner's Boulders
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Cockblocker Mushroom Wall
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Randalls One Trick Pony Adidas Wall
 86
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
A.D.I.D.A.S. Adidas Wall
 91
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lather Boy Adidas Wall
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Particle Man George's Point
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Seven Bolts for Betty Mushroom Wall
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Let Your Pimpness Shine Adidas Wall
 80
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Patent Pending Meader Wall
 67
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ride the Donkey Donkey Punch Wall
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Yeast of Burden Witches Cauldron
 14
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Hawaiian Bill Meader Wall
 62
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pork Tornado Meader Wall
 35
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brown Reason to Live Meader Wall
 46
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Meader Wall Slam Linkups
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport 10 pitches
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