The Sphinx Rock Climbing
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Climbing is NOT ADVISED. Social distancing is challenging with climbing. Citations may be issued for violations of the social distancing requirement for a minimum of 6 feet between people not in the same household. In addition, touching surfaces contacted by others, which occurs on climbing routes and between climbing partners sharing equipment & rope(s), is a risk.
Rescues related to this sport are highly technical, require a large number of rescue personnel and equipment, and they generally result in an ambulance ride to the hospital. Please respect the statewide state-at-home order.
There is also a relatively easy route to the summit of The Sphinx beginning from the Warren Creek trail head and going up the canyon on the back side, which gains the saddle via a short section of 5th class. Then there's one more short boulder problem from the saddle to the upper part of the ridge (one 5.7 move) and on to the summit. There is also an extension of the East Ridge that continues up the ridge on the other side of the saddle. The East Ridge saddle can also be accessed from the south face.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Sphinx
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