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Elephant Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elephant Rock from the main park road

Description 

Another zero approach cliff that tends to be popular due to the plethora of great climbs. North-east or east facing this makes a great afternoon/evening climbing location. Classics here include Rye Crisp and Wheat Thin.

Getting There 

Take Emery Canyon road North til you reach the signed Elephant Rock parking lot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.6 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Elephant Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Elephant Rock:
Wheat Thin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Elephant Rock - East
Columbian Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Elephant Rock - East
Rye Crisp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Elephant Rock - East
Sinsemilla   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Elephant Rock - East
Just Say No   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Elephant Rock - East
The Pygmies Got Stoned   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - East
Just Say Go   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
Tres Amigos   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elephant Rock - East
Strawberry Jam   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Elephant Rock - North
Prepare for Soaring Seagulls   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
Heironimous Bosch   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elephant Rock - East
Beware of Nesting Egos   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
Where Egos Sore   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
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Featured Route For Elephant Rock
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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Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Rock  - Wheat Thin and surroundings
BETA PHOTO: Elephant Rock - Wheat Thin and surroundings
Rock Climbing Photo: Southwest downclimb highlighted.
BETA PHOTO: Southwest downclimb highlighted.
Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Rock with approximate lines and anchor lo...
BETA PHOTO: Elephant Rock with approximate lines and anchor lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: A lovely view from up top
A lovely view from up top
Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Rock with strong crosslighting--shows Col...
Elephant Rock with strong crosslighting--shows Col...
Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Rock at sun set
Elephant Rock at sun set

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