Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 34.586, -119.274 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 5,774 total · 43/month
Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Jul 29, 2008
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Overnight
59°F 15°C
Tue
91°F - 57°F 33°C - 14°C
Wed
89°F - 55°F 32°C - 13°C
Thu
84°F - 55°F 29°C - 13°C
Fri
84°F - 54°F 29°C - 12°C
Sat
83°F - 56°F 28°C - 13°C
Sun
89°F - 56°F 32°C - 13°C

Description

Long, sandstone cliff-band that starts immediately above Hwy-33 and runs a few hundred yards north west. The cliff is 60-100 feet tall and consists of areas of bullet-proof sandstone (and other areas of choss).

This beautiful cliff-band looms large over Hwy-33 and absolutely screams to be climbed. Clearly, there has been activity going back at least 20 years.

If you have any information about what routes were established, about who did these first ascents and when, please post this information here.

There is clear evidence of recent and past climbing attempts; although, nothing is currently known about actual routes. PLEASE POST INFORMATION HERE.

Two more hard routes have been added to the left of "Exilis." Both FAs were by Matt Greco. The routes are 5.11 (left-hand route) and 5.12. They are both located in Area A

Getting There

Roadside Crag is located on the right-hand side of the road, when heading north and approximately 1 mile beyond the obvious turnout for the Fortress. The crag can also be found by driving to the Potrero Creek trailhead and then continuing up the Highway for approximately 1/2 mile. There is a small turnout located immediately below the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Derrydale Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Exilis Dihedral
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Grand Old Pachyderm
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Elephant in the Room
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Mammoth Poaching
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Exilis Dihedral
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Grand Old Pachyderm
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Elephant in the Room
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Mammoth Poaching
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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