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City Girls S 
Firewater S 
Quest for Fire S 
Radachello T,TR 
Raindance S 
Reservations T 
Smoke Signal S 
Tail Feather S 
Tither's Jam T 
Tribal Boundaries S,TR 
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Flaming Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: kBobby Hanson on Jun 23, 2005  with updates from Matt Wenger
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Flaming Rock, City of Rocks, photo: Bob Horan


Mostly clip-ups, the west face of Flaming Rock offers steep climbing through solution pockets in bright red-orange iron-oxide patina. This is what many people think of as the sport climbing experience at the City. Classics such as Tribal Boundaries, 5.10a, and Firewater, 5.11b, are located here. The east face is much lower angle, and home to the slabby moderate, Raindance, 5.7.

On the north side of the rock is South Creek which runs nearly all year. You can get water out of this stream, but be sure to treat it. With all the ranching in the City, the water contains giardia.

Getting There 

Park at the Flaming Rock trailhed near campsite 30. Follow this trail down through the sage and as you approach large rock formations you will come to a fork in the trail just before Flaming Rock. For Tribal Boundaries and other steep climbs on the west face, take the left fork; for Raindance, take the right fork. The trail continues all the way around the rock, so you really can't go wrong. If you take the left fork, take the two minutes to scramble up to the window just before the ledge over to Tribal Boundaries. It's pretty cool.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.0 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flaming Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flaming Rock:
Raindance   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches   
Tribal Boundaries   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Reservations   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Quest for Fire   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
City Girls   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Firewater   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Smoke Signal   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Flaming Rock
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Firewater 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Idaho : City of Rocks : Flaming Rock
This route and Quest for Fire are located right below Tribal Boundaries down the trail about 100ft. Both routes head through brown pocketed patina and share anchors.Start just to the left of Quest for Fire. The first bolt is a ways up there, and there is a runout to the second bolt. The crux is in the brown face above is well protected. It follows a thin crack system. Finish on a white slab to anchors on the right. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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Rock Climbing Photo: Flaming Rock as seen from Lookout Rock.
Flaming Rock as seen from Lookout Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ralph low on Raindance, a City of Rocks "Clas...
Ralph low on Raindance, a City of Rocks "Clas...

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