Avg: 2.1 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft (30 m)|
|FA:||Greg Lowe, 1965|
|Page Views:||2,236 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||david goldstein on Aug 28, 2006|
|Admins:||GRK, Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle|
Please be respectful of the land owner's wishes and do not climb or hike here until further notice. This includes White Lightning, Skinner Roof, Weather Wall, Yellow Wall, Larry's Annihilation, Needle Rock, Mississippi Fred's, and Secret Tom's. Park officials and CRAG are working to regain access to this valuable climbing resource. Be patient and check back for updates.
(2) No trash cans anywhere in City of Rocks: urlzs.com/c4eZH
(3) HIGHLINING IS PROHIBITED
By the authority of the park manager, Highlining at City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park is temporarily prohibited as of August 28, 2019.
The park(s) is reviewing highlining activities. Here are Google Drive links to the closure and the updated Code of Regulations for CIRO. drive.google.com/open?id=1y… and drive.google.com/open?id=1Y…
This is a worthwhile pitch. I gave it a low grade because of the guano and because the neighboring climbs are so much better.
Start in the next crack system right of Crack of Doom, below a thin crack in a corner/groove which becomes a chimney.
To start either traverse in from the left (easier) or go straight up to access the crack, the first 20' of which are the surprisingly hard crux. Above that, continue with chimneying. After the crack ends, diagonal left for the COD anchors. Note: there is a rap anchor after about 10M; consider yourself a lowly piker if you employ this.