Elevation: 6,851 ft
GPS: 43.721, -113.077 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Engle on Jul 6, 2017
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Description

Rock of Ages topo photo

Rock of Ages has a dense collection of moderate but excellent quality routes.

This crag is positioned very close to and just uphill (north) of Psychedelic Rock.

Rock of Ages is a steep slab of heavily featured, (mostly) bulletproof limestone. The routes tend to be moderate though not easy. The climbing is technical, sustained, and thoughtful with runnels, pockets, pinches, and tiny edges. Several of the climbs have 2nd pitches on amazing chert knobs.

The crag is 160 feet in height. Most of the single pitch routes are around 10 -17 bolts in length. The two pitch climbs typically have about 10 bolts on the first pitch and 7 or 8 bolts on the second pitch.

The excellent "You're So Vain" starts from a small platform on the low point of the left hand side of the crag.

Getting There

Follow the trail out of the parking lot and take the left fork. Rock of Ages is another 5 mins north of Psychedelic Rock.

See the trail map.

The developed crags of Mortal Earth are visible from the parking, see the beta picture.

For another perspective, check out the aerial overview for trail and crag location.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rock of Ages

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Heart of Gold
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
You're So Vain
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 8
It's So Easy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Octopus's Garden
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Go Your Own Way
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
The Joker
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Shakin'
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Purple Haze
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Orange Crush
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Slow Ride
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Evil Ways
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heart of Gold
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
You're So Vain
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
It's So Easy
 8
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Octopus's Garden
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Go Your Own Way
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Joker
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Shakin'
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Purple Haze
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Orange Crush
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Slow Ride
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Evil Ways
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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