Flying Raptor's Area Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.754, -111.877 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Roy Suggett on Sep 14, 2014|
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This exposed south facing new area has some fun possibilities including such anomalies as a subterranean group of lines and a small tower known now as Kestrel Tower (see photos). If it's windy this may not be your first choice. If it is hot, this area will be shady in the morning. If cold in the afternoon, this area may be the place to go. The area will be distinguished by its "other worldly" like ambiance. The volcanism from the late Tertiary has really shaped this place! Most of the rock is badly broken up. But, some "newly" exposed rock is really good! Many great lines will be put up in this area. Tred carefully while moving across the talus! Pick the big blocks to step on rather than the TV sized ankle busters!
Just passed the Upper Canopy parking area and white cairn the road turns right or north. Here on the left is an old logging/cell tower road on the left or west side of the road. The U.S.F.S. has bull dozed several berms to prevent auto entry (See Photo). Park in one of the nearby pullouts and then hike down this easy and enjoyable road following cairns to a large cairn on a stump and wood debris across the road. Turn left or S.S.E. to follow a short trail through the forest to the cliff edge. Vehicle to crag about 15 minutes. Here find cairns indicating the "down" through some looseness. This has been mitigated by some via ferratas and a fixed line. A short scramble down and around the corner left, heading NE to some really good rock and the majority of current lines or go straight (southwest) at the end of the rope to a small group of routes, eg. Apodidae Arete.
Classic Climbing Routes at Flying Raptor's Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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