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Gritscone - Middle.


Gritscone is a small wall of conglomerate sandstone. Great for beginners, the routes are all four bolts or less, & can be top roped.

Getting There 

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',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gritscone:
Snaffle Baffler   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 25'   
99 Grit   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Chica Rapida   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Booty Squirrel   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
A Girl's Best Friend   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Rough Cut   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   
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Snaffle Baffler (right)and Lucky Arms (left along arete).

Snaffle Baffler 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : Gritscone
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By Rafe
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
From: Thailand
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)

By asoe
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.