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Fire Pit Route S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Flake Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Moderate T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Moderate Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wide Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Aug 12, 2010
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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This nice moderate difficulty route follows a left facing flake system in the middle of the SW face. There are a few large chickenheads on the edge of the flake. The climbing is never any harder than 5.5, and is a good introduction to climbing on City of Rocks granite. Very enjoyable.


There is a good 2 bolt anchor at the top of the route, complete with chains and welded-shuts for descent by rappel. A single 60 meter rope is adequate.


A few medium size cams up to a 2 Camalot, and a few small-medium wired stoppers and several standard length runners.
This route is so much fun that I do it almost every trip to CoR. A great "get the kinks out" route after driving in to the Reserve. Jun 12, 2017
Chains are missing from the anchor. Only single quick links per hanger. Be careful when pulling the rope, it's easy to get it jammed Jun 4, 2017
Boise, ID
Trevor.   Boise, ID
A good route for kids, beginners, or a first trad lead. Oct 1, 2013
Megan Henderson
Ogden, Utah
Megan Henderson   Ogden, Utah
This was my first trad lead! Great foot stances to place gear and always a good hold within reach (I'm 5'3"). This area can get busy. Families like to camp here and set up top ropes for their 20 kids. Jun 19, 2013
Matt Schroer
Logan, Utah
Matt Schroer   Logan, Utah
This is a great first trad lead - low angle and just eats cams Mar 6, 2013
This was my introduction to City of Rocks climbing, and it does not disappoint. It protects well with a standard rack and some 2' long runners to cut down on rope drag. May 21, 2011