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Routes in Gritscone

99 Grit S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A Girl's Best Friend S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Booty Squirrel S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chica Rapida S,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lucky Arms S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Magnetic Anomaly S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Needle Magnet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pete's Possum Palace S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rough Cut S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Snaffle Baffler S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
So Easy I Forgot to Laugh S,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
So Funny I Forgot to Rope Up 5.7 S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 1,662 ft
GPS: 47.431, -121.627 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Eliza Penick on May 4, 2009
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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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.

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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 16 HVS 4c
Chica Rapida
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Booty Squirrel
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
A Girl's Best Friend
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rough Cut
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chica Rapida 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Booty Squirrel 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
A Girl's Best Friend 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Rough Cut 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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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
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
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

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