Gritscone is a small wall of conglomerate sandstone. Great for beginners, the routes are all four bolts or less, & can be top roped.
Use directions to the Far Side of exit 38, hiking time about 15 minutes.
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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99 Grit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Chica Rapida 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Rough Cut 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 20'
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May 11, 2009
All the routes here are short and more like bolted boulder problems. It's hard to tell whether they're soft or just short, not allowing a pump to set in. Several of them are definetly soft though. If you have yet to onsight .10's and .11's and want to say you have, come here.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Jun 18, 2009
Fun little wall. My friend and I climbed every route here a couple days ago and pretty much every one felt over-graded. Here's what the routes are in the guide, followed by the guide rating and the rating we thought it was (from left to right):
Needle Magnet 5.7 (5.5/5.6)
Magnetic Anomaly 5.9 (5.8)
Lucky Arms 5.6 (5.6)
Snaffle Baffler 5.7 (5.7)
Rough Cut 5.11d (5.11b)
A Girl's Best Friend 5.11a (5.10c)
Booty Squirrel 5.10c (5.10b)
Chica Rapida 5.10a (5.8)
99 Grit 5.9 (5.8)
Pete's Possum Palace 5.7 (5.7)
So Funny I Forgot to Rope Up 5.7 (5.6)
So Easy I Forgot to Laugh 5.5 (really easy... easy solo)
From: Moab, Utah
Aug 11, 2009
i brought eliza here and i agree it's def a good spot for newbies. i feel that it's more of a boulder area but great for new climbers to practice clipping and rapping due to the walk around (to the right of the face) to set anchors and a top rope without actually climbing the face first.