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Elephant Rock - East

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Columbian Crack T 
Heironimous Bosch S 
Just Say No S 
Pretzel Logic T,S 
Pygmies Got Stoned, The S 
Rye Crisp T 
Sinsemilla T 
Tres Amigos S 
Wash Out T 
Wheat Thin T 

Elephant Rock - East Rock Climbing 

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A distant shot of Elephant Rock taken from the top...


The primarily east facing portion of Elephant Rock is the most popular and most populated section of the formation. With two of the most classic lines at the City, and basically no approach, its no surprise why its difficult to be alone here.

Crack lines, face climbs, and barely featured slabs are the lure. Mostly moderate, the east face of Elephant Rock will not disappoint. Understand this is a heavily traveled area, please respect other visiting climbers by being courteous of your time and theirs.

A traditional feel still holds strong with the east face of Elephant Rock, there are a few fixed anchors, be expected to build your own anchor on top for nearly all routes. Climbers are encouraged to use designated rappel anchors or use the 3rd class scramble/down-climb on the northwest end. A 70 meter rope is strongly advised and very helpful for the taller routes of the east face. A 60 meter rope will get you down from the anchors of Just Say No, but just barely, so watch your ends and expect a little down-climbing if this is all you have.

Morning sun / Afternoon shade.

Getting There 

Take Emery Canyon Road north until you reach the remarkable and unmistakable Elephant Rock. Park at the pullout and follow the well formed trail to the base. Be mindful not to block the gate on the right of the lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Elephant Rock - East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Elephant Rock - East:
Wheat Thin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Columbian Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Rye Crisp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Sinsemilla   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Just Say No   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Pygmies Got Stoned   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Tres Amigos   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Heironimous Bosch   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Elephant Rock - East
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric living large on Wheat thin.

Wheat Thin 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Elephant Rock - East
This beautiful route climbs the thin flake feature right of Rye Crisp. It is easier than it looks, but just as high quality.Wander up the easy flake system until it steepens. Jam and face climb up this wonderful feature until you are back on 3rd class ground. Bring a 70 meter or 2 60 meter ropes to rap from any of a number of fixed anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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