Elevation: 6,428 ft
GPS: 42.082, -113.718 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: grk10vq on Sep 20, 2012 with improvements by Bennett Winsor
Admins: grk10vq, Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle
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Description

A formations large enough to be split in two, The Drilling Fields hosts a number of routes caterable to the masses. A crag with a rich history and new school additions, this area is a real crowd-pleaser for intermediate to advanced climbers.

Bolts, gear, bolts and gear...and fully run-out, unprotectable lines??? The Drilling Fields has it all. Morning sun and shade/Aftenoon shade and sun, east and west facing lines can lend to shady or sunny climbing. Prepare for a full day with routes from .10a to .12a. Climbers within the grade will not run out of options.

Bring a single rack, draws and runners, then prepare for adventurous day.

Getting There

Found downstream from Rabbit Rock and Morning Glory, The Drilling Fields can be approached many ways. Travel down into the south creek via Parking Lot Rock. Follow the trail past Rabbit Rock and take the left fork that cuts up hill to The Drilling Fields.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Drilling Fields

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Tourist Season
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
True Spirit
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Contra Friction
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Garden Gnome
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
End Game
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Last of the Lost
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
City Slicker
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
There's Friction Afoot
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 137
The Drilling Fields
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 45
Pigs on a Wing
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Science Friction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tourist Season Drilling Fields - Los…
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
True Spirit Drilling Fields - Los…
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Contra Friction Drilling Fields - Los…
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Garden Gnome Drilling Fields
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
End Game Drilling Fields - Los…
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Last of the Lost Drilling Fields - Los…
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
City Slicker Drilling Fields - Los…
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
There's Friction Afoot Drilling Fields - Los…
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Drilling Fields Drilling Fields
 137
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pigs on a Wing Drilling Fields
 45
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Science Friction Drilling Fields - Los…
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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