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Elephant Rock from the main park road

Description 

Another zero approach cliff that tends to be popular due to the plethora of great climbs. North-east or east facing this makes a great afternoon/evening climbing location. Classics here include Rye Crisp and Wheat Thin.

Getting There 

Take Emery Canyon road North til you reach the signed Elephant Rock parking lot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.6 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Elephant Rock:
Wheat Thin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Elephant Rock - East
Columbian Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Elephant Rock - East
Sinsemilla   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Elephant Rock - East
Rye Crisp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Elephant Rock - East
Just Say No   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Elephant Rock - East
Just Say Go   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
The Pygmies Got Stoned   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - East
Tres Amigos   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elephant Rock - East
Strawberry Jam   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Elephant Rock - North
Prepare for Soaring Seagulls   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
Heironimous Bosch   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Elephant Rock - East
Beware of Nesting Egos   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
Where Egos Sore   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 90'   Elephant Rock - North
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Featured Route For Elephant Rock
Now that's a crack!

Columbian Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Elephant Rock - East
Aaahh, the good stuff! This crack is good, and long! On the east side of Elephant Rock is the fence marking private property. Forty feet past the fence is a large boulder which forms a chimney with the face. There is a nice hand crack coming down into this chimney but not all the way to the ground. This is the Columbian Crack.Start up the chimney toward the crack. A good option for protecting this start is to go around to the east side of the boulder before you start up and toss yo...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Elephant Rock  - Wheat Thin and surroundings
BETA PHOTO: Elephant Rock - Wheat Thin and surroundings
Elephant Rock with approximate lines and anchor locations for some of the more popular routes highlighted
BETA PHOTO: Elephant Rock with approximate lines and anchor lo...
Elephant Rock at sun set
Elephant Rock at sun set

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