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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Site 18:
Skin the Cat 5.7 Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Looker 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Indiscretion 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Bomber 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Featured Route For Site 18
Bomber 5.9 ID : City of Rocks : Site 18
The right-most route on the Site 18 wall. Start with easy moves to reach the first bolt, then climb on small holds to gain a large horizontal crack/ledge. The next couple moves above the ledge constitute the crux of the climb, then it's off to the chains with plenty of good holds to work with. Lower with a 60m rope....[more] Browse More Classics in ID