Crag of Doom Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.709, -118.672 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Ryan Huetter on Oct 13, 2020|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Aron Quiter|
A featured dome set against the southwest end of the Glass Mountains, south of the Looking Wall. The rock is solid with fun climbing on sometimes steep rock, with single pitch base routes and a few multipitch sport routes. Todd Graham began developing this area and bolted a nice line in the center of the wall, and we continued the development and equipped the rest of the cliff. North facing with afternoon sun. Beautiful setting in a high desert locale.
The gray rock is generally quite solid, though the band of darker rock is more fractured and should be climbed on with a bit of caution. We cleaned along the routes as best we could, though it would still be prudent to belay with a helmet here as this area is cleaning up. The upper pitches are much cleaner.
Having a high clearance, 4WD vehicle will allow you to get closer to the crag, though parking at the beginning of the 4WD track only adds 3/4 mile of easy walking. See photos for annotated topo map.
To access the cliff, take the Benton Crossing (Green Church) road toward Benton.
-Take Benton Crossing Road, past Brown’s Resort for 4 miles
-Make a left onto 3S01 (Watterson Troughs)
-After .5 miles make a left onto 3S01A
-Continue on 3S01A to junction with pole line road. Make sharp right.
-Follow power poles for .25 miles, make a left onto 3S01E (can be hard to see road entrance)
-Take this narrow 2 track road for .75 miles to parking on left (don’t drive all the way to end of road)
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