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 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

Gritscone is a small wall of conglomerate sandstone offering a several less-than vertical face routes, some jug hauls, and a few more tricky overhangs. Great for beginners, the routes are all four bolts or less, and most can be top roped by walking around.

Getting There

This is the first crag on the main Dirty Harry's Peak trail that you'll come to. Hike east from the trail at the end of the bridge for about 10-15 minutes; Gritscone and the signpost are visible on the right.

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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.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Timber Magnate
Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 100
99 Grit
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Chica Rapida
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Keep Your Distance
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Booty Squirrel
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 48
A Girl's Best Friend
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 20
Rough Cut
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Timber Magnate
 11
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
99 Grit
 100
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Chica Rapida
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Keep Your Distance
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Booty Squirrel
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
A Girl's Best Friend
 48
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Rough Cut
 20
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: Southwest
Details: Basically shady the entire day. The crag is short enough that the forest simply continues right over it, providing uninterrupted shade continuously. Has no rain protection at all though, it's drip, drip, drip the whole time and doesn't dry out fast.

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