Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: FA: Larry & Beckey Treiber, 1969 FFA (P1): Scott Baxter, Karl Karlstrom, 1973 FFA(P2): David Anderson, Robert Crawford, 1974
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Access Issue: Falcon Closures from February 1st until July 15th Details


Falling Ross is an excellent natural line that offers pretty good protection, but some mental edge as well. It may feel quite challenging if you're just stepping up to the grade.

P1: 150 feet, 5.9+
Start just right of the Flying Buttress where it intersects the main wall (same corner as for Coke Bottle). Climb up and right, taking a sort of "stairstep" flake on the right that turns into a crack system. Continue as it goes vertical (rock gets slick!) and make a burly reach to the left. Follow the crack up and to the right, where it angles up to a nice ledge system (Froggy Botttom Ledge). Belay here.

P2: 90 feet, 5.10b
Move left on the ledge about 15' to an incredible looking hand crack running straight up the wall. Climb this crack to the top. There will be some discontinuous crack systems you climb in the last 15 feet or so to the belay. Sweeet! If you can, do this route on a relatively cool day. The crack gets pretty greasy-feeling on hot days and it may feel much harder.

Continue to the top up the brushy ramp behind the route from here. 3rd-4th class. Rope up.


The route starts where the right side of the Flying Buttress meets the main wall (same as for Coke Bottle).


Gear to 2". Doubles probably a good idea.


Chris M
Hailey, ID
Chris M   Hailey, ID
Double set of cams to #2BD is nice for this route. Upper crack favors smaller hands but the feet are bomber the whole way- good test of crack climbing abilities. Route would get 4 stars if the first pitch was more sustained. Oct 17, 2009
Aaron Collins
Spring, TX
Aaron Collins   Spring, TX
this is not the route you want to do off the couch:) The first pitch was really cool with technical climbing. the second was steep and unrelenting. it was my first route on GM and most certainly not the last.Awesome ROCK!!! Nov 27, 2010
Bobby Treadwell
Bend, OR
Bobby Treadwell   Bend, OR
second pitch is one of the best butt-cracks I have ever put my hands in! Sep 22, 2012
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Sweet climb!
A few small nuts and triples of the medium sizes would make the first pitch feel more secure. Moves aren't hard or sustained, but they're tricky and exposed. Second pitch is stellar! Nov 14, 2015
Flynn Mcfarland
Prescott, AZ
Flynn Mcfarland   Prescott, AZ
Link this with the first two pitches of Adam's Rib for a sustained outing! This could easily be a classic link up. Save some small gear for the anchor. Dec 3, 2015
Mark Force
Ashland, Oregon
Mark Force   Ashland, Oregon
An exemplary link up is getting to the second pitch via the first two pitches of Dream Weaver. The second pitch big fist/stack to hand on Dream Weaver and the second pitch hand of Falling Ross is one of the better excursions at GM. Apr 25, 2017
Totally denied on lead of second pitch. Thin hands. Ego buster. Great day though getting on Magnolia, Dream Weaver to Falling Ross then Said and Done to Reunion. All time! Thanks Gabe! Feb 1, 2018