Elevation: 10,575 ft
GPS: 40.71, -110.911 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Taylor Bentz on Jun 30, 2018 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

Info coming in Nikki Smith's new guidebook. Just putting routes here as a repository for now.

Getting There

Please try to avoid disturbing the wildlife in the meadows. They're gorgeous but fragile ecosystems increasingly disturbed by the presence of humans. I regret routing my own approaches through these. There is significant cougar and bear pressure on the deer and elk that live up here, and the herd seems to get smaller every year. If you're a hunter reading this thinking "sweet an elk spot" I would recommend hiking up from smith & moorehouse because you'll encounter a bigger more established herd down lower in the canyon. The small group that feeds in these meadows struggles every year. I've bow hunted them successfully in the past, but I wouldn't do it anymore. The one or two barely legal bulls in the herd each year are very small, and highly pressured. The elk much further down the canyon receive comparably little pressure, are more mature, and less wary. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Reids Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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College Girl
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Leaf Hallucination
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Coffee Hour
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Maple Bar
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Mr. Clean
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Go For Broke
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
The Father
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Amazing Grace
Sport, Alpine
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
The Holy Ghost
Sport, Alpine
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 15
[Redacted]
Sport, Alpine
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
The Son
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
College Girl
 20
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Leaf Hallucination
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Coffee Hour
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Maple Bar
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Mr. Clean
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Go For Broke
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
The Father
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Amazing Grace
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
The Holy Ghost
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
[Redacted]
 15
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
The Son
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, Alpine
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Sun & Shade

Details: It is always cold up here even when it's 110 down in the valley. Always bring a puffy and a rain jacket. You can sit out most afternoon monsoon squalls and climb until sunset when the sun will make a 2nd appearance from the west side on some belay stances

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