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 updates from Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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
 4
Paws and Claws
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
African Gypsy
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Dumpster Diver
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Unknown Sport Route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
The Exterminator
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Maximus
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Barbarian Horde
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Sputnik
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Third Alternative
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Stranger Than Fiction
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Pocket Rocket
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Paws and Claws Solo Rib
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
African Gypsy African Gypsy
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Dumpster Diver Three Dame Crack Area
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Unknown Sport Route Mars Rock
 9
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Exterminator Mars Rock
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Maximus Cool Aid Gully
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Barbarian Horde Cool Aid Gully
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sputnik Lunar Wall
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Third Alternative Lunar Wall
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stranger Than Fiction Lunar Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pocket Rocket Lunar Wall
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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Jeremy Steck
Salt Lake City, UT
Jeremy Steck   Salt Lake City, UT
After turning on to the dirt road, at approximately 5 miles, there is a split in the road, take the left, most traveled looking road. You can not see the formation at this point. Also, if you are driving a low clearance vehicle, going clockwise around the formation to reach your destination would be preferred. Oct 4, 2015
Don't go if it's been raining a lot - not only will the roads mud out, but the entire formation turns into Mount Kitty Litter when saturated. Features crumble, holds break off. Wait till it dries! May 30, 2016
Went out there yesterday, half the bolts I did find aren't in the rock all the way. And like the previous comments it's very run out, at one point I would have taken a 50 foot fall, thank goodness for easy climbing! I would use extreme caution until someone can go rebolt/add some bolts! Oct 30, 2016