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Routes in Red Cross Rock

Elevation: 6,823 ft
GPS: 43.756, -110.72 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: blaine.limpus on May 2, 2012
Admins: Mike Snyder
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Classic Climbing Routes at Red Cross Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 14
Classic Overhang Warmup
Boulder, Alpine
V3 6A
 9
Left Side?
Boulder, Alpine
V4 6B
 15
Classic Overhang
Boulder, Alpine
V7 7A+
 3
Gill Problem
Boulder, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Overhang Warmup
 14
V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine
Left Side?
 9
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
Classic Overhang
 15
V4 6B Boulder, Alpine
Gill Problem
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder, Alpine
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Bradley Mark Edwards
Grand Junction, CO
Bradley Mark Edwards   Grand Junction, CO  
Is it possible to get more information on this? Jul 25, 2012
To get to Red Cross Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger Rock will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail. Continue on the bike path another 50 yards beyond Cutfinger, and you will arrive at Red Cross, similarly situated just off the path to the left.

Here is John Gill's description of Red Cross Rock from his website

"Located 50 yards north-east of Cut-finger Rock. The reason for
naming this fearsome, ominous rock “ Red Cross “ will become apparent to anyone attempting its awe inspiring overhangs on its gigantic east wall. This fiendish boulder requires both strength and coordination: all routes with the exception of one can be done gracefully and with a flowing smooth style. This boulder contains the most difficult routes done so far in the Tetons. It is a hard boulder."

While "gigantic east wall" might be a stretch, some of the problems would still be considered fearsome by many climbers today. May 25, 2015

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