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By Bradley Mark Edwards
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jul 25, 2012
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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.