Elevation: 4,894 ft
GPS: 51.098, -115.316 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Gnyra on Apr 25, 2015
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra
Access Issue: CONSTRUCTION JULY 2020 TO 2022 Details

Description

Sunny in the morning, this really nice cliff is dry most of the year and can be good climbing in the afternoon in the summer.

Really big, very hard to miss. Looks like a pyramid with a nice white roof guarding the top. Not many climbs make it to the true top of the wall as the wall is more than 45 meters high at points!

Good number of moderate routes from 5.8 to 5.11b, with most routes falling in the high 10s to low 11s.

Walk into the canyon as per every other cliff and this part of the first cliffs but after the smaller "school of rock" area. Beware, the water gets higher and higher during the melt season!

Getting There

Walk into the cliff and look left. The big cliff is your cliff. There are basically two sections, the better one being approached from the climber's right. Those lead to a ledge which has the belays for the climbs "Cold Case" to "Sarantium"

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Classic Climbing Routes at House of Cards

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Freebird
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Aqualung
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Byzantium
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Talamasca
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Freebird
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Aqualung
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Byzantium
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Talamasca
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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