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Paramount Rock

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Arial Boundaries 
Chuck & Jed's Excellent Adventure 
Dark Side 
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Fly By Night 
Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood 
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Take the Heise Plunge 
Thin Red Line 
Wild Thing 

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Paramount Rock 

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BETA PHOTO: 1 - Arial Boundaries (5.9)
2 - Aerial-Fantasy (5.9...


Sunny during the morning, shady in the afternoon. This is often a windy area. All routes except Fly by Night, Positively Negative and Spraypaint can be done with 50 Meter rope.

Getting There 

Drive past Heise up Kelly Canyon Road. After road turns sharply left, about 200 yards up the road there is a small parking area to the left of the road, or further up the road, before the second cattle guard. Hike up the hill on the left of the road. Wall is visible from the road.

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Paramount Rock:
Fly By Night   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport   
Dark Side   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   
Farr Side   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   
Thin Red Line   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport   
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Shae Griffin leading Mr. Rogers.

Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  ID : Paramount Rock
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1 - Arial Boundaries (5.9) <br />2 - Aerial-Fantasy (5.9) <br />3 - Fantasy (5.9+) <br />4 - Thin Red Line (5.10b) <br />6 - Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood (5.9) <br />7 - Excitations (5.9+) <br />8 - Wild Thing (5.8)
BETA PHOTO: 1 - Arial Boundaries (5.9)
2 - Aerial-Fantasy (5.9...
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By Ty Madsen
Jun 4, 2010

I have not climbed very many of these routes, so if anyone has any better information regarding the area/routes feel free to let me know, or post something, thanks!

By Justin Brunson
From: Broomfield CO
Mar 3, 2011

There's a new-looking belay station about 10 feet to the left of Fly By Night. I assume someone has climbed that crack line on gear. Anybody know anything about it?

By Justin Brunson
From: Broomfield CO
Mar 4, 2011

I checked out the route mentioned in my previous comment today. It's scary. very dirty and chossy at the top. good gear to about half height and then nothing. i ended up bailing onto the bolt line because it just wasn't worth it.

By Bruce C. Anderson
From: Kuna, Id
Jun 27, 2011

The parking area is a more or less flat depression on the north side of the road. The trail starts just past the north east end of the parking area. Last year there was a metal fence post at the beginning of the trail. There used to be a sign on it but the sign went missing.
The first forty feet or so has ball bearing like gravel and it's easy to lose your footing if you are not careful. Rumor has it that a prominent local climber slipped on that section injuring his ankle and ruining his climbing career.

By Nielsonru
Jul 27, 2012

I was climbing that shale the first few times and it was a pain. Then I realized instead of parking on the East side of paramount, you park on the South side, or directly below it and follow a trail that wraps around to the southern most climbs... A lot easier this way.

I haven't been to too many places outside of Utah and Idaho for climbing, but I have noticed the bolts on most of these routes are quite a bit more spread out than a lot of the newer, surrounding areas.

The rock is nice to climb on here and its good to get on some longer routes!