Bedrock is the steep, heavily pocketed cliff in the alcove right of The Shooting Gallery. This area includes two of The Pit's best moderates, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble (both 5.10b.)
Follow the main trail a short distance past the Swiss Tower. Turn right and walk up into the alcove just before The Shooting Gallery.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
5 Total Routes
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The Viper 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
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Fred Flintstone 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b AZ
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Bedrock
This is an ok climb. It is fun for the first four bolts; steep and pumpy. IMHO the shuts should have been placed much lower, right after the last move exiting the bulge. As it is, you climb cool overhanging rock on buckets, but then turn the corner/roof only to have to climb 5.5 for ~ 30 feet to the shuts. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 2, 2007
I've heard that this area is occasionally closed for nesting birds (judging by the amount of bird poop in some of the huecos, I'm inclined to believe that it's true), so keep an eye out for posted closures.
By Steve C
From: Missoula, MT
Jul 5, 2007
Climbed Barney Rubble and Viper in the winter of '05/'06 and by the spring of '06 there was a Great Horned Owl nesting on the ledge 2/3 of the way up Barney Rubble. Don't know if the owl has been back but if she's there climbing any route on this wall will spook her off the nest. People usually mark the area if the owl is nesting there. Also, in the evenings you could see her hanging out on the big pines near the Swiss Tower.