Elevation: 5,563 ft
GPS: 40.323, -112.903 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Emerson Takahashi on Nov 9, 2014 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

Out in the middle of nowhere! White Rocks is more of a shooting range than a climbing area, but still offers a good amount of climbing on some pretty unique rock.

Camping is free and there are campsites scattered everywhere throughout the junipers. No porta-potties, fire pits, or picnic tables.

As for the rock, it can be of questionable quality.
Most of the rock on the slabs is solid, and will clean up with traffic. The unique hueco features on the grey rock are all pretty dirty though.

Its fairly close to SLC, and that might be its biggest redeeming factor. The few multi pitch climbs there are excellent and offer amazing views of the valley. Good place to spend a day and not see many people(if any at all)

Getting There

From I-80, take the Dugway/Rowley exit (The Blob) and follow the road south for about 30-35 minutes.
You'll be able to see the formation from the road, and you'll want to turn at the dirt road marked with a small "White Rocks" sign.
The dirt road leading to the rocks is decent and easily passable by 2wd cars.
You can drive all around the formation, though there are many roads that branch out in different directions that its easy to miss the proper turns. I prefer to drive around the formation counter-clockwise.

You can park right at the base of most of the climbs. Approaches are probably 5-10 minutes at the most.

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Classic Climbing Routes at White Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 6
Paws and Claws
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Dumpster Diver
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
African Gypsy
Sport 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Unknown Sport Route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
The Exterminator
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Alpenheimer's
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Maximus
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
MRE
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Barbarian Horde
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Sputnik
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Third Alternative
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Stranger Than Fiction
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Pocket Rocket
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Star Shower
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Gravity Pull
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Paws and Claws Solo Rib
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Dumpster Diver Three Dame Crack Area
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
African Gypsy African Gypsy
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Unknown Sport Route Mars Rock
 13
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Exterminator Mars Rock
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Alpenheimer's Mars Rock
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Maximus Cool Aid Gully
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
MRE Mars Rock
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Barbarian Horde Cool Aid Gully
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sputnik Lunar Wall
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Third Alternative Lunar Wall
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stranger Than Fiction Lunar Wall
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pocket Rocket Lunar Wall
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Star Shower Lunar Wall
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gravity Pull Lunar Wall
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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