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Red Cross Rock  


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Submitted By: blaine.limpus on May 2, 2012
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Description 

boulder

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

For the Grand Teton National Park area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Red Cross Rock:
Classic Overhang   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   
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Featured Route For Red Cross Rock

Gill Problem V7 7A+  WY : Grand Teton National Park : ... : Red Cross Rock
Probably the classic Jenny Lake testpiece, and an historical problem for any number of reasons.First and foremost, as far as I can tell, the small obvious crimp on the face was chipped or improved sometime in the 60s after the first ascent. Using this hold makes the problem somewhere in the V7 range, and isn't strictly speaking "The Gill Problem." That said, not using it today makes the problem an obvious contrivance, and it seems foolish to avoid it, except for historical purposes.So then, the...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Bradley Mark Edwards
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From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 25, 2012
Is it possible to get more information on this?
By Tony Brengosz
May 25, 2015
To get to Red Cross Rock, walk past the Jenny Lake ranger station along a gravel path. When you reach the campground, connect with the paved bike path(labelled "old road" on the hand drawn topo), and continue north for a couple hundred yards. Cutfinger Rock will be the first large boulder on the left side, just off the bike trail. Continue on the bike path another 50 yards beyond Cutfinger, and you will arrive at Red Cross, similarly situated just off the path to the left.

Here is John Gill's description of Red Cross Rock from his website

"Located 50 yards north-east of Cut-finger Rock. The reason for
naming this fearsome, ominous rock Red Cross will become apparent to anyone attempting its awe inspiring overhangs on its gigantic east wall. This fiendish boulder requires both strength and coordination: all routes with the exception of one can be done gracefully and with a flowing smooth style. This boulder contains the most difficult routes done so far in the Tetons. It is a hard boulder."

While "gigantic east wall" might be a stretch, some of the problems would still be considered fearsome by many climbers today.
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