(LIST OF CLIMBS + 2 "TRIP REPORTS")
 
2014, 2016
  

Category: Idaho
Rock Type: Granite
Elev: ~6,500 ft

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. I imagine I will be back again and again over the years. 

After my first two 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 and 2016 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

JULY
1
2014

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



List of Climbs I've done in the City

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB DIFFICULTY

(everything is 1 pitch unless noted otherwise)
AREA

Color-coded:
   =Animal Cracker Rock
   =Bath Rock
   =Breadloaves
   =Building Blocks
   =Bumblie Rock
   =Elephant Rock
   =The Gallstone
   =Jackson's Thumb
   =King on the Throne
   =The Lost Arrow
   =Morning Glory Spire
   =Parking Lot Rock
   =Slabbage Patch
   =Stripe Rock
   =Stienfell's Dome
   
=Transformer Corridor
   =Yellow Wall
   =Weather Wall
   =Window Rock
DATE CLIMBED

Color-coded: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
  
Adolescent Homosapien (aka Adolescent Homosexual) 5.7, trad Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Animal Cracker 5.10a, trad Animal Cracker Rock June 2016
Another Jay Goodwin Route (aka Abortions on Parade) 5.10c, trad  Decadent Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
  
Batwings 5.8, trad  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
Bloody Fingers 5.10a, trad  Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Bumblie Takes a Tumblie 5.11a, sport  Bumblie Rock June 2014
  
Chomping at the Bit 5.11a, sport/trad Transformer Corridor June 2014
Classic Route 5.7, 2p, trad The Lost Arrow 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
Conceptual Reality 5.9, sport/trad The Gallstone June 2014
Crack of Doom 5.11c, trad  Morning Glory Spire June 2016
Cruel Shoes 5.7, 3p, sport  Stripe Rock June 2014
  
Deez Guys 5.10a, sport  Slabbage Patch June 2014
Delay of Game 5.8, sport  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
Domini’s Crack 5.10c, trad Bath Rock June 2014
Double Cracks 5.10a/b, trad King on the Throne June 2016
Double Vision 5.10a, sport  Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
  
Fall Line 5.10b/c, sport  Morning Glory Spire June 2014, June 2016
Finer Niner 5.9, sport Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Fred Rasmussen 5.8, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
Funky Bolt 5.9, trad  Parking Lot Rock June 2014
  
Gemini 5.12a, sport  Bath Rock June 2014
Green Crack 5.11a, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2016
Groove Book 5.8+, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
  
Harvest 5.10d, trad Window Rock June 2016
High Pressure System 5.10a, sport  Weather Wall July 2014
  
I Can’t Believe It 5.10a, sport  Slabbage Patch June 2014
Intruding Dike 5.7, trad Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
  
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
  
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
Lost Pioneers 5.10a, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
  
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
  
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
No Cash Refunds 5.7, trad  Upper Breadloaves June 2016
  
Patina Turner 5.11b, sport/trad Yellow Wall July 2014
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
  
Reaper 5.11c/d, trad Window Rock June 2016
Rebar Route 4th Bath Rock June 2014
Rollercoaster 5.8+, sport  Bath Rock June 2014
Rye Crisp 5.8, trad  Elephant Rock June 2014
  
Scraps 5.11a, sport  Building Blocks June 2016
Siesta 5.11b, sport  Morning Glory Spire June 2014
Sinocranium 5.8, 5p, sport  Stienfell's Dome June 2016
Skyline 5.8, trad  Morning Glory Spire June 2014, June 2016
Squall Line 5.10b, sport  Weather Wall July 2014
Storm Front 5.11b, sport  Weather Wall July 2014
  
Tennish Anyone 5.10a, sport/trad Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
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
Tow Away Zone 5.10a, trad Parking Lot Rock June 2014
Triple Roofs 5.7, trad Provo Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Twist & Crawl 5.7, sport Super Hits Wall at Breadloaves June 2014
Two Bits 5.11a, sport Upper Breadloaves June 2016
  
Urban Renewal 5.11d, trad Upper Breadloaves June 2016
  
Wheat Thin 5.7, trad  Elephant Rock June 2014
  
Yellow Wall 5.9, trad Yellow Wall July 2014