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Chuck Chuck, word to your mother S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Mar-Kiss of Death S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Separation Anxiety S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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GPS: 42.752, -112.183 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Cory Berkebile on Jan 13, 2012
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Description [Suggest Change]

A quarter mile long limestone band that ranges from 30ft to 250ft at its tallest point. It has a long approach (1 to 2 hours) but it is well worth it. The rock quality is good and the views are even better. With the area being more remote, it has an apline feel to it. There are no topos for the climbs and the ratings are ballparked. You just walk the base and look for bolts. I will give descriptions of climbs as they are developed.

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From McAmmon travel east past the truck stops and Subway sandwich shop. Go over the bridge and take the first left and then an immediate right on Harkness road. Follow the road up the canyon. After it turns to dirt keep driving until you see a public land sign. Slow down and start looking for a "Boundary Trail" sign on your right. Once located pull off on the shoulder and hike the trail heading south. Follow the ATV trail until you reach a saddle at the south end of the wall. Contour north and look for a climber trail that leads to the base of the wall.

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Hey Cory., I've been up to Harkness a few times in the past 2 years scoping stuff out. Pretty decent stuff. The approach sucks but the stone seems quite good in a lot of spots. Any chance the land owner at the end of the road would be willing to let hikers access the crag via the drainage that heads straight up to the saddle? Jun 30, 2014

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