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YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Aug 12, 2010

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High on Flake Route, nearing the summit of Indian ...


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.

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Brokedownclimber" rappelling next to Fl...
"Brokedownclimber" rappelling next to Fl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rodger following on "Flake Route."
Rodger following on "Flake Route."
Rock Climbing Photo: Fritz topping out on Indian Chief Flake Route.
Fritz topping out on Indian Chief Flake Route.

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By Rodger Raubach
May 21, 2011

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.
By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Mar 6, 2013

This is a great first trad lead - low angle and just eats cams
By Megan Henderson
From: Ogden, Utah
Jun 19, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

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.
By Trevor.
From: Boise, ID
Oct 1, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

A good route for kids, beginners, or a first trad lead.
By Luke Loeffler
Jun 4, 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
By Rodger Raubach
Jun 12, 2017

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.

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