REI Community
Cyclops Area
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Big Rocks Remembered S 
Cyclops S 
End Play S 
Forearm Smash T 
Pigeon Paranoia S,TR 
Piranha S 
Sleeping Bat in a Ziplock Bag S 
Sobriety S 
Suicide Squeeze S 
Unknown TR 
Urban Chunks S 
User Friendly S 
Wasp Mentality S 
Work Ethic S 

Big Rocks Remembered 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Pam and Nate Postma, 1992
Page Views: 1,160
Submitted By: Chris treggE on May 16, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (32)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Chris Deal on the Route, photo by Carly Deal


Interesting pockets and powerful moves down low on this route, then sparsely protected towards the top. Not hard up there but groundfall potential for sure.

  • RCM&W # 11


Find the blunt nose of Urban Chunks, the start of the route is just to the right.


Bolts. Please use your own gear for top rope. Please bring an extra biner and if the ones up top look bad or don't easily clip or shut, please replace it. It's good karma.

Photos of Big Rocks Remembered Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Slings around column in runout section.
BETA PHOTO: Slings around column in runout section.

Comments on Big Rocks Remembered Add Comment
Show which comments
By Scott Hahn
May 23, 2006

great bottom climbing the top is absolute crap
By Jonathan Williams
From: Minneapolis
Mar 25, 2007

Two ways to do the bottom. Make some big moves! Not commonly done, but quite fun.
By Kiri Namtvedt
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 14, 2009

The start is crimpy and continuous! The way I climbed it involved crimping up to perhaps the second bolt and traversing left with difficulty to insecure huecos. The crimpy difficulties continue until you latch a gigantic rail and move into the easier but unprotected section, a lot like Urban Chunks (but a tad harder). Then a final bolt, and another runout to the top.
By Nick.Smith Smith
From: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Took some whipper's for the team and broke a pocket and nice big flake off today. Mind what you pull on coming up to the huecos and top section. The more you stay right, the better. Fun bottom section though. Tough start.
By Byron
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Fun sharp bouldery bottom. The crux is keeping enough skin on your fingers to bump up some crimps to a slopey horn. Worth doing.
By Gavin Purcell
From: Minneapolis, MN
May 22, 2016

In the long runout section before the last bolt, you'll find a short column. This column can be slung with a double and single length sling together to protect against a bad, albeit unlikely, ground fall.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About