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Red Cross Rock

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Red Cross Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.75608, -110.72022 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: blaine.limpus on May 2, 2012
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For the Grand Teton National Park area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Red Cross Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red Cross Rock:
Classic Overhang Warmup   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Left Side?   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   
Classic Overhang   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   
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Featured Route For Red Cross Rock

Red Cross Traverse V6 7A  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Red Cross Rock
Sit start on the lowest holds on the left side of the boulder, and traverse right until you can top out where Classic Overhang tops out. Looks like pretty fun climbing if you can use the holds!I did not attempt to climb this route, as the crux looked significantly harder than V4, which is what it is graded on the hand drawn topo. V6 is a stab in the dark....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Bradley Mark Edwards
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 25, 2012
Is it possible to get more information on this?
By Tony Brengosz
May 25, 2015
To get to Red Cross Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger Rock will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail. Continue on the bike path another 50 yards beyond Cutfinger, and you will arrive at Red Cross, similarly situated just off the path to the left.

Here is John Gill's description of Red Cross Rock from his website

"Located 50 yards north-east of Cut-finger Rock. The reason for
naming this fearsome, ominous rock “ Red Cross “ will become apparent to anyone attempting its awe inspiring overhangs on its gigantic east wall. This fiendish boulder requires both strength and coordination: all routes with the exception of one can be done gracefully and with a flowing smooth style. This boulder contains the most difficult routes done so far in the Tetons. It is a hard boulder."

While "gigantic east wall" might be a stretch, some of the problems would still be considered fearsome by many climbers today.