The Gutter Bouldering
|GPS:||34.982, -101.669 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||ATipton on Jul 2, 2011|
|Admins:||Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff|
DescriptionBoulders from house sized to car sized litter this dry wash. Two concentrations of boulders on the way up exsist with the second being the bigger. Most rock needs alot of cleaning from years of neglect and abuse from old floods. Lots of first ascents await here just be careful of your actions and please respect the area.
Climbing Access Open - Keep a low profile. Details
Climbing in the canyon is legal, but please maintain a low profile. Please leave no trace to minimize the chances of the park closing to climbers.
Getting ThereAfter driving down the huge hill down into the canyon, pull into the first parking lot on your left. This is extra parking for the ampitheatre and could be full when performances occur. Walk down the Nature trail at the NE corner of the parking lot. You will then cross the river and take an immediate left into a dry wash. Half a mile up is your first concentration of boulders and half a mile after that is the second which is just under the cliffs. The cliffs could offer some nice rope climbing as well.
PS - A very cool slot cliff area is located at the very end of the wash on top of the cliffs where a fixed rope is from former hikers. It also was inspiration in the naming of the area.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Gutter
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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