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Shipwreck Rock  


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Description 

Shipwreck Rock is the chunk of rock, visible from the observation point, that slid from the canyon rim down into the river. The face is seasonally submerged at the base making it impossible to climb on when the river is high, approximately May to June depending on the snow pack. This wall holds what many consider the best rock in the canyon and is home to many excellent 5.12s.

This wall receives almost all day shade except in the summer when it gets sun for an hour or two in mid-afternoon before the shadow of the east canyon rim covers it in shade again.

Getting There 

From the Foyer walk downhill towards the river following a faint trail towards the giant roof, once at the riverbed turn right walk down river 100 feet to the impressive blue and yellow streaked wall. Boulder hoping may be required depending on water level. The 2 upriver most routes are always accessible even when the river is high.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',6],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Shipwreck Rock

The Black Pearl 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  MT : Natural Bridge and Falls : Shipwreck Rock
Starting directly off the boulder that leans onto Shipwreck. This route is accessable all year long as it sits just above the high water line of the river. A difficult boulder problem opens the route to ever easier terrain leading to the anchors. The top half is made up of broken ledges so be careful in the spring after the freeze thaw cycles could losen some of the ledges.Originally given 5.12d, repeaters have found an easier way though the crux that may not be obvious on first glance. Take thi...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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