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Elevation: 7,874 ft 2,400 m
GPS: 34.24833, -117.03918
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Shared By: C Miller on Sep 14, 2017
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The best crag in the area by far with close to 20 routes on it's steep, clean south and southeast faces which conveniently enough is also one of the closest to the parking area.

  • Untch Rock is named for Steve Untch, an active local climber in the area who died in 1994 on K2 while selflessly assisting an injured climber.

Getting There Suggest change

Starting from the parking area hike west along a worn trail which climbs a small incline then heads downhill and curves right (north) as the crag comes into view; switchback up the slope above to the base of the crag.

The slightly uphill approach takes roughly 10 minutes from the parking area.

18 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Untch Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Right Untch Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Iceman
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Cool Arrow
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
The Hex Files
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Sausage Medley
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Silence of the Cams
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Right Untch Crack
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Iceman
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Cool Arrow
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Hex Files
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sausage Medley
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Silence of the Cams
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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