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Elevation: 4,706 ft
GPS: 40.83466, -123.71777
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Shared By: Adam Brown on Sep 13, 2017
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

The main climbing area at Cold Springs. The Dome, The Spire, and some of the best bouldering are found at this area.

Getting There Suggest change

There are a lot of unmarked trails in and around this area.

To get to Split Rock itself, there is a trail on the northeast side of the round-a-bout. Follow this trail northwards, more or less contouring slope, through the woods, cross a small meadow after a few hundred yards. At this point, the trail becomes more distinct as it continues north. The trail passes through some more small meadows and forest patches.

The trail passes by the top of Split Rock after about 3-5 min of walking from parking lot. Right before you arrive to Split Rock, you go down a short steep slope and see a small year round spring on your uphill side. The rock is now just downhill on your left. The rock doesn’t look super distinct from the uphill side.

There is a large split between The Dome (uphill side) and The Spire (downhill side). The boulders are mostly found on the south side of Split Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Split Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 8
Endors Toi
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Ring of fire
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Wise men walk with no Fear
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Dopethrone
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Tree Enema
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Sweet Mammaries
Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Around the Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Battle of the Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Why Go Left
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Frosted Flake
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Where the Green Fern Grows
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
The Corner
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
The Return of the Fern
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 10
The Sidewalk
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Identity Crisis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Endors Toi Psychedelic Rock
 8
V2 5+ Boulder
Ring of fire Stoner Rock
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Wise men walk with no Fear Psychedelic Rock
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Dopethrone Stoner Rock
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Tree Enema Dome
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Sweet Mammaries Dome
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Around the Bulge Dome
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Battle of the Bulge Dome
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Why Go Left Spire
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Frosted Flake Dome
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Where the Green Fern Grows Spire
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Corner Dome
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
The Return of the Fern Spire
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Sidewalk Dome
 10
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, TR
Identity Crisis Dome
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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