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Elevation: 1,222 ft 372 m
GPS: 47.82059, -121.56988
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Shared By: Nate Redon on Aug 13, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Zachary Winters

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Rhythm is home to a slew of excellent new pitches as well as a few older classics. The lower cliff is full of short but awesome moderates in all styles while the upper wall is loaded with atypically steep lines for Index. Both are worth the trip. Can be combined with the Blues Cliff or Mid Wall for an excellent day of cragging. More potential awaits...

Getting There Suggest change

Take the UTW trail to the left at the signed fork for Blues/Rhythm/Mid walls. Wander along the path for 5 minutes until you see a signed turn off on the right for Rhythm Cliff (just before the left turn for Blues Cliff). The lower wall is sparkly clean and visible from the trail. For the upper wall either walk up and left from the new lines or continue along the Mid Wall trail until you turn right past a scrubbed lowball boulder and climb under a huge fallen snag. A faint trail leads directly uphill to the wall after this. The upper wall is clearly visible up and left from the base of the lower wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Rhythm Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
Jam Session
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Coal Train
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 92
With Apologies to Kenny G
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
5.10 in B-minor
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Stihl Guitar
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Coltrane Roof
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Toccata and Fugue
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Playing by Ear
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 129
Perfect Pitch
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Act Natural
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
In Tune and On Time
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Summer
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Unnatural Act
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Stud Farm
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
The Metronome
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jam Session Lower Rhythm
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Coal Train Lower Rhythm
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
With Apologies to Kenny G Lower Rhythm
 92
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
5.10 in B-minor Lower Rhythm
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Stihl Guitar Lower Rhythm
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Coltrane Roof Lower Rhythm
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Toccata and Fugue Lower Rhythm
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Playing by Ear Lower Rhythm
 35
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Perfect Pitch Lower Rhythm
 129
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Act Natural Upper Rhythm
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
In Tune and On Time Lower Rhythm
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Summer Lower Rhythm
 10
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Unnatural Act Upper Rhythm
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Stud Farm Upper Rhythm
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Metronome Lower Rhythm
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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