Avg: 1 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|Page Views:||488 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Jason Young on Jul 21, 2012|
|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…
It starts with a very touchy stand-up on a thin flake feature. There is some easy climbing up to a deviously hard traverse section to the left. Some juggy moves lead to a good rest. More jugs on the lip of a bulge give promise to an easy finish only to encounter an extremely long reach to a thin sloping edge (crux!). Afterwards, some nice slab move lead to the anchors.
The rock is decent on this climb, and the route was originally rated 5.11a. The name of the route should have been a clue to its sandbagged nature.