The Main Cliff Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Kris Fiore on Sep 26, 2011|
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The Solstice Slab is OPEN to climbing. The Marrow Wall and Moose Bones Area are both closed. The Tradisfaction Wall is OPEN.
This year's nesting site is directly on the route Hex in a Haystack.
Currently, there are about 50 routes on the Main Cliff ... shocking (well, not really considering the approach to the cliff itself), as the cliff runs for over a 1/4 of a mile, wrapping around the large buttress looming over Interstate 89.
Routes on the main cliff are guarded by a somewhat complex maze of talus. The further right you go, the easier the forested talus is. The right end of the main cliff has no talus. There is still a lot of untapped rock to be found although dedication, perseverance, and patience are obligatory for route development here. Great lines include:
Eye in the Sky (5.10b)
Family Picnic (5.7)
Fuck Rumney (5.11a),
Compound Fracture (5.10a)
Flippin' the Bird (5.9)
Lost in the Forest (5.8+)
The Schistine Chapel (5.11c)
50 Sent (5.9)
Dust-In Bones (5.9)
The Biter (5.10d)
Don't Doubt the Dojo (5.10b)
Xiphoid Process (5.11b)
(Chris Duca on Sep 26, 2011)
Updated April 2016
Middle Cliff Routes - Mix of old and new routes. Some hard stuff.
Radius Wall - 3 long, enjoyable mixed sport lines.
Solstice Slab - Excellent beginner trad climbing.
Marrow Wall - Easy wandering trad lines.
Moose Bones - Two roof cracks, a 5.9 gear route, and a hard bolted line.
Tradisfaction Wall - New routes. Excellent trad 5.9 to mid 5.11 and two 5.12s
Peregrine Falcon Closure
The last few years nesting sites have been on the buttress to the right of Solstice Slab as well as atop the Moose Bones routes. Expect from Solstice Slab to Moose Bones to be closed. Anything left of Solstice Slab or right of Moose Bones seems to give the raptors enough room to be happy but as always use good judgement.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Main Cliff
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