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I went to Sky Cafe and was disappointed, finding it another example of the star inflation that is rife in Rolofson's new guides. Sky Cafe reminded me of The Cornerstone, a third tier Boulder Canyon sport crag where the average climb quality is about two stars. Rolofson's observation that SC is a windy spot was right on that day, so we decamped after a couple of pitches to the main/lower Sport Park which seemed pretty mega after Sky Cafe.

It has a dozen or so routes in the advanced difficulty range. They have been well-documented in Rolofson's newest guidebook.


The Stone Cafe - Below and NW of Sky Cafe

A. Stone Soup, 9+, 1p, 55', gear.
B. Thanks a Latte', 6, 1p, 45', gear.
C. Rock Lobster, 10-, 1p, 65', gear & bolt.
D. Reach for the Sky... Cafe, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.
E. Stonefish, 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Gruel Shoes, 8, 1p, 65', bolts +/- gear.

Sky Cafe

A. Fire And Rain.
B. Right-facing Dihedral, 9, 1p, gear.
C. Room With A View.
D. Ride the Wind, 10+, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There 

From the Visor, follow cairns in a shallow trough uphill, eventually diagonaling up and left to SC, the only obvious outcropping. Should take about 10 minutes from the Visor.


Mark Rolofson has an excellent Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Volume II, The Upper Canyon. Consider it for more details.

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2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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