|Elephant Rock - North
This is a great route that probably doesn't get done a whole lot. There are two starts. One directly below the crack which is probably 5.10+ and protected by a bolt, and one climbing over the white spot just to the right, 5.8R. After the crux beginning just follow the wide crack to the top of Elephant Rock. The climbing is really fun with huge buckets all around to avoid using actual offwidth techniques in the crack. The best descent is to walk off the back side of Elephant rock or rappel near Rye Crisp if people are not on those routes.
In between Beware of Nesting Egos and The Pygmies Got Stoned.
To make it not so runout you would want to bring a set of cams with a few extra wide pieces. Also, be sure to save a few cams from #1 camalot to #3 camalot sizes for the belay.
|By Brian in SLC|
Aug 28, 2007
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
I seem to (dimly) recall that its a bit R or PG rated to get to the crack, even though there's a bolt for pro? Great route.
|By Charlie S|
From: Ogden, UT
Aug 17, 2013
A most peculiar start that's not easy to figure out by looking at it.
Go to the right of the bolt, work your way up, find a hidden crimp to reach the crack with your left hand.
Don't go to the left of the bolt. Tried that variation several times at full extension and took several 10-footers.
May 11, 2014
Right start is slabby, harder than 5.8, definitely PG13. After the start, the crack is 5.8 and then eases off. Don't bother unless you're just seeking spice.