(LIST OF CLIMBS + 3 "TRIP REPORTS")
Category: Idaho
Elev: ~6,500 ft
Rock Type: Granite
 
2014, 2016, 2019


CITY OF ROCKS Climbing


Located in southern Idaho, the City of Rocks is a landscape of granite domes and spires, sage meadows, and aspen groves. It is a mecca of climbing. The granite here ages with an iron-based varnish on it, and when the varnish wears through, it forms areas that wear faster than the varnish, creating pockets and edges that are fun to climb. The majority of the routes have mixed protection (bolts and gear). 

Elephant Rock.

The first time I climbed in the City was in June 2014, for four days to start off a summer climbing road trip. I had so much fun that I came back two years later, in June 2016, yet again to kick off another summer of climbing. Then, three years later, on a move from Washington to Colorado, I realized I would be passing within miles of the City, and convinced my friend from Bellingham to join me for a climbing detour during my move, during which we climbed over 100 routes. I imagine I will be back again and again over the years. 

After my first three trips, I stopped making trip reports for the City, but just just keep a list of the climbs I've done there (on this page). Below the list, I've also included my original trip reports from my June 2014, June 2016, and June 2019 trips to the area.



ON THIS PAGE:

LINK
List of climbs I've done in the City
June 2014 trip report (1st trip to the City: 4.1 days and >40 climbs)
JUNE
18-22
2014

TR #: 168a
JULY
1
2014

TR #: 168b
June 2016 trip report (2nd trip to the City: 4 days and lots of climbs)
JUNE
12-15
2016

     TR #: 221
June 2019 trip report (3rd trip to the City: 10.5-day, 106-route detour on my move from WA to CO)
JUNE
15-25
2019

     TR #: 348


List of Climbs I've done in the City

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB DIFFICULTY

(everything is 1 pitch unless noted otherwise)
AREA

Color-coded:
     UPPER CITY 
     PARKING LOT ROCK AREA 
     BATH ROCK 
     IINNER CITY (SOUTH CREEK)
     CENTER CREEK
     NORTH CREEK
     ELEPHANT ROCK AREA

     TWIN SISTERS
     CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK
DATE CLIMBED

Color-coded: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
  
13b Pitch 1 5.9, sport Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
  
Adolescent Homosapien (aka Adolescent Homosexual) 5.7, trad Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Ancient Mariner 5.10d, mixed Sailor Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Animal Cracker 5.10a, trad Animal Cracker Rock June 2016
Another Greg Lowe Route (aka Preteen Sex) 5.8+, trad Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Another Jay Goodwin Route (aka Abortions on Parade) 5.10c, trad  Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Awakening, The 5.11a, trad King on the Throne June 2019
  
Batwings 5.8, trad  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
BLM Crack 5.9, trad  BLM Corridor June 2019
Bloody Fingers 5.10a, trad  Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Boxtop Traverse 5.9, 3p, trad The Boxtop June 2019
Bumblie Takes a Tumblie 5.11a, sport  Bumblie Rock June 2014
  
Captain Pissgums 5.10c, trad Checkered Demon June 2019
Carol’s Crack 5.8, trad Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Carolyn in the City 5.8, mixed  Geowatt June 2019
Catwalk 5.8, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2019
Chocolate Rib 5.10a, mixed Bracksiek’s Pillar, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Chomping at the Bit 5.11a, sport/trad Transformer Corridor June 2014
Coffee and Cornflakes 5.10a, sport  Bath Rock June 2014
Colossus 5.10c, sport  Bath Rock June 2014
Columbian Crack 5.7, trad  Elephant Rock June 2014,
June 2019
Comp Splitter 5.11a, 2p, trad Comp Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Companeros 5.10c, sport Comp Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Conceptual Reality 5.9, sport/trad The Gallstone June 2014
Continental Drift 5.9, sport  Geowatt June 2019
Corridor Crack 5.8, trad The Boxtop June 2019
Crack of Doom 5.11c, trad  Morning Glory Spire June 2016
Cruel Shoes 5.7, 3p, sport  Stripe Rock June 2014
Crunk Cowgirl 5.7, trad Window Rock June 2019
  
Das Boot 5.9, mixed Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Dead Bird Crack (AKA Humbles Tumble) 5.9, trad Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Deez Guys 5.10a, sport  Slabbage Patch June 2014
Delay of Game 5.8, sport  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
Destroy All Planets 5.10a, trad Window Rock June 2019
Dike of Gastonia 5.7 R, 3p, mixed Stripe Rock June 2019
Divine Decadence 5.9, trad Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Do Rangers Dream of Electric Sheep? 5.10d, mixed  BLM Corridor June 2019
Donini’s Crack 5.10c, trad Bath Rock June 2014
Double Cracks 5.10a/b, trad King on the Throne June 2016,
June 2019
Double Vision 5.10a, sport  Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Drunken Cowboy 5.7, trad Window Rock June 2019
  
El Castleton 5.10d R, trad Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
English Muffin 5.9, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
Eviction, The 5.10c, sport  Eviction Crag June 2019
Expect No Mercy 5.10b/c, mixed Window Rock June 2019
Eye-Full Tower 5.9, sport Bracksiek’s Pillar, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Eye-Gear Sanction 5.10b, trad Bracksiek’s Pillar, Castle Rock SP June 2019
  
Face Shot 5.8, mixed Checkered Demon June 2019
Fall Line 5.10b/c, sport  Morning Glory Spire June 2014, June 2016
Finer Niner 5.9, sport Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2014,
June 2019
Fred Rasmussen 5.8, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016,
June 2019
Funky Bolt 5.9, trad  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
  
Gemini 5.12a, sport  Bath Rock June 2014
Geowatt Left 5.10a, mixed  Geowatt June 2019
Geowatt Right 5.10c, sport (toprope)  Geowatt June 2019
Get Your Fixe 5.7, sport Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Giggles 5.9, mixed Parking Lot Rock June 2019
Good Enough for Government Work 5.10d, mixed  BLM Corridor June 2019
Greater Eighter 5.8, sport Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Green Crack 5.11a, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2016
Groovy Crack 5.10b, trad King on the Throne June 2019
Groovy Toprope 5.10, toprope King on the Throne June 2019
  
Hakuna Matada Pitch 1 5.9,  sport  Lion's Head June 2019
Handsome Sailor Boy 5.9, sport Sailor Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Harvest 5.10d, trad Window Rock June 2016
Hesitation Blues 5.7, trad Rabbit Rock NE June 2019
High Pressure System 5.10a, sport  Weather Wall July 2014
Hospitaliano 5.10c, 2p, sport/trad Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Houser Arete 5.10d, mixed Checkered Demon June 2019
  
I Can’t Believe It 5.10a, sport  Slabbage Patch June 2014
Interceptor 5.11a, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2019
Intruding Dike 5.7, trad Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014,
June 2019
  
Jug World / Crack World 5.9, trad King on the Throne June 2019
Just Another Pretty Face 5.10d, sport  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
Just Say No 5.9, sport Elephant Rock June 2014
  
King of Suede 5.10c, trad Yellow Wall July 2014
  
La Vida 5.9, 3p, mixed Comp Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Later Day Saints 5.11a, sport  Building Blocks June 2016
Lego 5.10a, sport Building Blocks June 2016
Life Without Sex 5.11a, sport Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Lion Cling 5.10a, sport  Lion's Head June 2019
Lion of Judah 5.10c, sport  Lion's Head June 2019
Lost Arrow Spire Original/Classic Route 5.7, 2p, trad The Lost Arrow June 2014
Lost Pioneers 5.10a, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
Low Voltage Left 5.7, sport  Geowatt June 2019
  
Mano Izquierda 5.10a, 2p, sport Bracksiek’s Pillar, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Mid-Eye Collision 5.10b, mixed Bracksiek’s Pillar, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Morning Glory 3p: 5.10a, 5.10d, 5.10b, sport Morning Glory Spire June 2016
Mystery Achievement 5.7, sport  Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Mystery Bolter 5.9, sport  Transformer Corridor June 2014
  
Never Leave Home Without It 5.9, sport  Geowatt June 2019
New Toy 5.10b, sport Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
New York is Not the City 5.10a, sport  Bumblie Rock June 2014
Nicely Nicely 5.9, trad Sailor Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
No Cash Refunds 5.7, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
No Name Crack 5.9, trad  Lion's Head June 2019
No Parking 5.10c, trad Parking Lot Rock June 2019
  
Patina Turner 5.11b, sport/trad Yellow Wall July 2014
Pave Paradise 5.10b, mixed Parking Lot Rock June 2019
Pocket Rocket 5.9, trad Window Rock June 2019
Pretzel Logic to Pocatello Punk 5.10d, sport  Elephant Rock June 2014
Private Idaho 5.9, trad Bath Rock June 2014
Pygmies got Stoned, The 5.10a, sport Elephant Rock June 2014
  
Quartz Dike 5.11, toprope  Lion's Head June 2019
  
Ranger's a Psycho, The 5.10d, mixed  BLM Corridor June 2019
Reaper 5.11c/d, trad Window Rock June 2016
Rebar Route 4th Bath Rock June 2014
Red Corner 5.10a, 2p, trad Comp Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Red Rib 5.10a, sport Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Redtail 5.11a, sport Redtail Wall, Rabbit Rock June 2019
Rhonda’s End (+last part of Penny’s Lane) 5.9, trad (+5.10a, trad) Bracksiek’s Pillar, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Road Rage 5.8, trad Parking Lot Rock June 2019
Roadkill 5.10b, mixed Rabbit Rock NE June 2019
Rollercoaster 5.8+, sport  Bath Rock June 2014
Ruby and the Dykes 5.10a, trad Checkered Demon June 2019
Rye Crisp 5.8, trad  Elephant Rock June 2014,
June 2019
Ryobi 5.7, sport Hostess Gully, Castle Rock SP June 2019
  
Sabbatical 5.10c, mixed Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Scene of the Crime 5.11a, sport BLM Corridor June 2019
Scraps 5.11a, sport  Building Blocks June 2016
Scream Cheese 5.9, sport The Anteater June 2019
Seasonal Employment 5.11d, mixed Redtail Wall, Rabbit Rock June 2019
Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll 5.11a, sport Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
Sexcellent Pitch 3 5.8, sport Hostess Gully, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Shake 'n Bake 5.10c, trad Comp Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
She-Bop 5.9, trad The Anteater June 2019
Shop and Compare 5.10a, 2-3p, sport Comp Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Siesta 5.11b, sport  Morning Glory Spire June 2014
Simba's Pride 5.10b, sport  Lion's Head June 2019
Sinocranium 5.8, 5p, sport  Stienfell's Dome June 2016
Sirens of Almo 5.10a, mixed Sailor Wall, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Skyline 5.8, trad  Morning Glory Spire June 2014, June 2016
Smiley Face 5.10a, 4p, mixed Castle Rock, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Smitty's Direct (all the way to the top of Bulldog Rock) 5.10, trad Bulldog Rock June 2019
Snakes and Ladders 5.9, trad King on the Throne June 2019
Solo Mission to Pave Paradise 5.7/5.10b, mixed Parking Lot Rock June 2019
Solstice 5.10a, sport Parking Lot Rock June 2019
Squall Line 5.10b, sport  Weather Wall July 2014
Stan's Roof 5.10c, trad King on the Throne June 2019
Storm Front 5.11b, sport  Weather Wall July 2014
Sudden Pleasure 5.11b, sport Redtail Wall, Rabbit Rock June 2019
Swiss Cheese 5.7 R, sport The Anteater June 2019
  
Tennish Anyone? 5.10a, sport/trad Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2014,
June 2019
Terror of Tiny Town 5.11a, trad Buzzard Perch June 2019
Theatre of Shadows 5.7, 4p, sport  Jackson's Thumb June 2016
Thin Slice 5.10a, trad  Parking Lot Rock June 2016
Thunder Ridge 5.10a, sport Weather Wall July 2014
Tide Country 5.10a, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2019
Tiers of Joy 5.10c, trad Hostess Gully, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Tow Away Zone 5.10a, trad Parking Lot Rock June 2014
Track Marks 5.10a, trad The Anteater June 2019
Triple Roofs 5.7, trad Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2014,
June 2019
Twinkie 5.10c, 2-3p, mixed Hostess Gully, Castle Rock SP June 2019
Twist & Crawl 5.7, sport Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Two Bits 5.11a, sport Upper Breadloaves June 2016,
June 2019
  
Urban Renewal 5.11d, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2016,
June 2019
  
Velveeta 5.8, toprope The Anteater June 2019
  
Water Groove 5.10 R, trad King on the Throne June 2019
Wheat Thin 5.7, trad  Elephant Rock June 2014,
June 2019
Where Rangers Retire 5.10c, sport BLM Corridor June 2019
White Flake 5.8, trad Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2019
  
Yellow Wall 5.9, trad Yellow Wall July 2014
  
Z-Cracks 5.9, trad King on the Throne June 2019
Zinger 5.8, 3p, sport Hostess Gully, Castle Rock SP June 2019