Elevation: 1,662 ft
GPS: 47.431, -121.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eliza Penick on May 4, 2009
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

Description

Gritscone is a small wall of conglomerate sandstone. Great for beginners, the routes are all four bolts or less, & can be top roped.

Getting There

Use directions to the Far Side of exit 38, hiking time about 15 minutes.

12 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gritscone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
Chica Rapida
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Booty Squirrel
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
A Girl's Best Friend
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Rough Cut
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chica Rapida
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Booty Squirrel
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
A Girl's Best Friend
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Rough Cut
 10
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Rafe  
All the routes here are short and more like bolted boulder problems. It's hard to tell whether they're soft or just short, not allowing a pump to set in. Several of them are definetly soft though. If you have yet to onsight .10's and .11's and want to say you have, come here. May 11, 2009
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
Fun little wall. My friend and I climbed every route here a couple days ago and pretty much every one felt over-graded. Here's what the routes are in the guide, followed by the guide rating and the rating we thought it was (from left to right):

Needle Magnet 5.7 (5.5/5.6)
Magnetic Anomaly 5.9 (5.8)
Lucky Arms 5.6 (5.6)
Snaffle Baffler 5.7 (5.7)
Rough Cut 5.11d (5.11b)
A Girl's Best Friend 5.11a (5.10c)
Booty Squirrel 5.10c (5.10b)
Chica Rapida 5.10a (5.8)
99 Grit 5.9 (5.8)
Pete's Possum Palace 5.7 (5.7)
So Funny I Forgot to Rope Up 5.7 (5.6)
So Easy I Forgot to Laugh 5.5 (really easy... easy solo) Jun 18, 2009
asoe
Moab, Utah
asoe   Moab, Utah
i brought eliza here and i agree it's def a good spot for newbies. i feel that it's more of a boulder area but great for new climbers to practice clipping and rapping due to the walk around (to the right of the face) to set anchors and a top rope without actually climbing the face first. Aug 11, 2009
Made a trip up here last Monday (4/23/18). A few places were a bit wet still, but mostly in good shape. Hardware is holding up well, except for a few loose hangers. Apr 25, 2018