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Routes in Main Elk Crag

Best in Show S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bizzler S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Ball Retriever S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Breathless S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Corn Fritter S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eight Days On The River S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fresh Fried Chicken S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fried Lizard Gizzard S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Giblet Gravy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gigantor S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Howl Roof T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Jewel Rosena S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jorts are the New Lycra S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Leaping Lizard S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Limp Lizard S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mashed Potatoes S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mint Jelly T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mongrels S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Patchouli S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Super Size Me S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Triceratops S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Velociraptor S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Description

This crag gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon. Its good seasons are spring, late fall, and winter. The rock is a limestone/quartzite/sandstone mix. It can definitely get crowded, but sometimes you'll be there alone.

Partial L->R:

A. Mint Jelly, 8+, 1p, 60', gear.
B. Super Size Me, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Eight Days On The River, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
D. Jewel Rosena, 12-, 1p, 40', bolts.
E. Mongrels, 10c, 1p, 80', bolts
F. Black Ball Retriever, 12c, 1p, 70', bolts.
G. Patchouli, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
H. Corn Fritter, 10-.
I. Giblet Gravy, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. Fresh Fried Chicken, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Fried Lizard Gizzard, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
L1. Triceratops, 11, 1p, 100', bolts.
L2. Velociraptor, 11-, 1p, 100', bolts.
M. T-Rex, ?.
N. Limp Lizard, 12b/c, 1p, 100', bolts.
O. Split Lizard, 10+, gear & bolts.
P. Bolted Route, ?.

Getting There

Once at the most left route at Pup Tent, follow the trail west till it bends around a corner.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Elk Crag

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mint Jelly
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mashed Potatoes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Corn Fritter
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Giblet Gravy
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Eight Days On The River
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mongrels
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Velociraptor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fried Lizard Gizzard
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jorts are the New Lycra
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Patchouli
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Triceratops
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gigantor
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bizzler
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Black Ball Retriever
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Best in Show
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mint Jelly 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mashed Potatoes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Corn Fritter 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Giblet Gravy 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Eight Days On The River 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mongrels 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Velociraptor 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fried Lizard Gizzard 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jorts are the New Lycra 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Patchouli 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Triceratops 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gigantor 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Bizzler 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Ball Retriever 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Best in Show 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Phil Lauffen
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Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
Main Elk Crag is a beautiful crag loaded with great rock in a beautiful setting. It is definitely worth the day away from rifle to climb beautiful sandstone/quartzite. The loose looking stuff all seemed to be well-attached and provided for fun climbing. The routes on the prow, Best in Show and Black Ball Retriever are especially worthy. Oct 23, 2017

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