The Outback Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis is a rock to go to if you like moderate slab climbing. The rock faces west and is located to the northwest of the main Thunder Ridge climbing areas. It is included in the Thunder Ridge section of the Jason Haas guidebook. It is not likely that you will see other climbers here. You should really like slab climbing if you go here.
Road & nearby private property Details
Please do your best to maintain good relationships with the people who own the land in this area. Do not drive your vehicle past the "private property" sign. Do not go up to the house to ask for directions to the crag. Do not ride your bike down the road. Please move immediately to the side of the road if any landowners are approaching in their vehicles.
Getting ThereThe approach to this rock is long and somewhat complicated. Follow the main Thunder Ridge approach until the trail to Thunder Ridge breaks off to the right from the old road. Haas calls this road a two-track road. From here, follow the two-track along a powerline strung on wooden poles until you see a steel powerline structure. You can see The Outback to the northeast from here. At the last wooden powerline pole before the metal powerline structure, turn left and go down a hill. There is a cairn on a stump located here. At the bottom of the hill, there is a cairn, you follow a faint two-track which heads to the right. There are many dead, fallen trees to cross on the way. A creek runs toward The Outback along the path (which goes downward at first). We thought at the bottom of the descent it was easiest to traverse high on the west hillside before crossing the creek in front of the rock. After you cross the creek, head up to the rock. There is no trail.
It took us 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach the rock. You might be able to reach the rock in an hour if you go the best way. It is not easy to find the best way to go.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Outback
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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