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Routes in Midnight Rock

After Midnight S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Caboose, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cage, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Caged Bird of Pray T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cirque du Soleil S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Crack a Smile S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Deus Ex Machina S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dyno Mart S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Engine, The T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Flake Out S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Geminae Cracks S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Grande Finale S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Hack a Drone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hammer Down S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jet Stream T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Karma Chameleon S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Meltdown S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Midnight Cowboy S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Midnight Express S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pirate Radar S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pirate Radar Direct T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Rycessica T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Stroke of Midnight, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Union with Earth S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Voila S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Weather Report S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Equipped by Dan Hare, 1998. FFA: Peter Hunt, 8/20/06
Page Views: 1,242 total, 9/month
Shared By: Peter Hunt on Aug 20, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb the slightly overhanging double cracks via liebacks, finger jams, deadpoints, and long pulls past five bolts to a two-bolt anchor. The route is technical and sustained up to the fourth bolt and has a hard third clip.


This route is on the upper tier of Midnight Rock. It is about twenty-five feet up and right from the top of Viola, and it is the next route down and to the left of Deus Ex Machina. It is Route 19 in Rolofson's guide. The easiest approach is from the top of the rock as described in Rolofson for Dyno Mart and Deus Ex Machina. You can also go up Weather Report, and then climb up to the large ledge and traverse to the right.


Bring #2 and #2.5 Friends and a large stopper to anchor the belayer.


Sleeper little gem of a route; good winter sun. Easy access (scramble down around the south, upper end of Midnight Rock) and a nice hang. Warm up on the 11 and 12 out right.

We had in a stopper and orange TCU for the bottom belay but there are other options. Initially feels impossible until you get your feet just so, in opposition on the twin flaring cracks. Second clip is strenuous, third clip is balancy, fourth clip you're home-free! Dec 6, 2012
Peter Hunt  
Many thanks to Dan Hare for spotting and equipping this route and also for all his great routes in Dream and Boulder Canyon. Aug 21, 2006