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99 Grit S,TR 
A Girl's Best Friend S 
Booty Squirrel S 
Chica Rapida S,TR 
Lucky Arms S 
Magnetic Anomaly S 
Needle Magnet S 
Pete's Possum Palace S,TR 
Rough Cut S 
Snaffle Baffler S,TR 
So Easy I Forgot to Laugh S,TR 
So Funny I Forgot to Rope Up 5.7 S,TR 

Gritscone Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.43101, -121.62698 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eliza Penick on May 4, 2009
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Description 

Gritscone is a small wall of conglomerate sandstone. Great for beginners, the routes are all four bolts or less, & can be top roped.

Getting There 

Use directions to the Far Side of exit 38, hiking time about 15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Gritscone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gritscone:
Booty Squirrel   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
A Girl's Best Friend   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Rough Cut   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   
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By Rafe
May 11, 2009
All the routes here are short and more like bolted boulder problems. It's hard to tell whether they're soft or just short, not allowing a pump to set in. Several of them are definetly soft though. If you have yet to onsight .10's and .11's and want to say you have, come here.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jun 18, 2009
Fun little wall. My friend and I climbed every route here a couple days ago and pretty much every one felt over-graded. Here's what the routes are in the guide, followed by the guide rating and the rating we thought it was (from left to right):

Needle Magnet 5.7 (5.5/5.6)
Magnetic Anomaly 5.9 (5.8)
Lucky Arms 5.6 (5.6)
Snaffle Baffler 5.7 (5.7)
Rough Cut 5.11d (5.11b)
A Girl's Best Friend 5.11a (5.10c)
Booty Squirrel 5.10c (5.10b)
Chica Rapida 5.10a (5.8)
99 Grit 5.9 (5.8)
Pete's Possum Palace 5.7 (5.7)
So Funny I Forgot to Rope Up 5.7 (5.6)
So Easy I Forgot to Laugh 5.5 (really easy... easy solo)
By asoe
From: Moab, Utah
Aug 11, 2009
i brought eliza here and i agree it's def a good spot for newbies. i feel that it's more of a boulder area but great for new climbers to practice clipping and rapping due to the walk around (to the right of the face) to set anchors and a top rope without actually climbing the face first.

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