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Griddle Block

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Griddle Block Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9556, -108.4777 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Dec 16, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Griddle Block east and north faces.


Griddle Block is big, and the north and south-facing overhangs are comprised of decent rock quality with good landings. Similar to what is found at the Texas Area, the rock has a sandy-texture that can make for a difficult but exciting experience.

There is a small down-climb on the boulder's southeast corner.

Getting There 

It is located in the same vicinty as Anchor Block and Horizontal Crack Boulder. It lies about 50 yards south of Anchor Block. Reference the page map for greater clarification.

Climbing Season

For the Nine Mile Hill area.

Weather station 11.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Griddle Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Griddle Block:
The Dakota River Forge   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 13'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Zoster Coaster problem beta.

Zoster Coaster V2 5+  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Griddle Block
Sit start with whatever feels comfortable, I used a left hand crimp, and a right hand pinch. From there, work straight up the slight overhang using the pinches, gastons, and/or sidepulls. Once at the lip, work the bumps up for the topout.The hardest part is sorting through the vast array of potential holds. Many are terrible, but there are few key holds that make this problem go pretty easy....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Griddle Block Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Griddle Block west and north faces.
BETA PHOTO: Griddle Block west and north faces.
Rock Climbing Photo: Griddle Block's south-facing overhang.
BETA PHOTO: Griddle Block's south-facing overhang.

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