Despite its secluded location, Site 18 is one of the more popular crags at the City. Three solid, well-protected sport routes and one mixed route all within the 5.7-5.9 range make this a fun destination, especially for those who are looking to gain more experience with leading. The heavily featured granite wall is west-facing, making it a pleasant morning venture.
After entering the City of Rocks from the Almo side, drive about a mile and then turn west on the Circle Creek Overlook road. Follow the road to a parking lot. From the parking lot hike west down a road that leads through a fence gate and continues westward. Continue for ½ - ¾ mile to an older road that heads north. Follow it for a few hundred yards, watching carefully for a less than obvious trail that splits off to the left through the brush, heading northwest to Site 18.
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Skin the Cat 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Indiscretion 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a ID : City of Rocks : Site 18
Tired of clipping bolts? Check out this route while you are in the area. It will add a little excitement.Undercling up to the first bolt, and fish in some small cams before the headwall. A thin crack leads to the top of the wall with good gear. A gear anchor can be made at the top with large nuts, small hexs, and a #3 camalot. It is easy enough to traverse over from the anchors of "Bomber" and clean your gear....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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