June 9, 2016 - rock climb city of rocks
Hello all. I've reserved a camp site at City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho, for June 9th through the 11th. I'm posting this climb so that anyone who would like to join myself and Kathleen Waller on a fun weekend in an amazing climbing location can reserve a camp site (the one I've reserved is a single site.) If you are interested in coming, I encourage you to reserve your camp site quickly as sites go fast in The City of Rocks. It really is an amazing place to climb and therefore very popular. I've reserved site #40. Below you can find a link to the reservation site. Please read the description of the camp site location carefully as some are primitive walk-in only sites. As with all club climbs, helmets are required. A little bit about City of Rocks; City of Rocks is a climbing mecca just over the Utah/Idaho border in rural Idaho. Varnished and pocketed granite is the name of the game here. The granite ages with an iron based varnish on it and when the varnish wears through, it forms pockets that wear faster than the varnish. The result is pockets with edges or just edges. The majority of the routes have mixed protection, so caution or knowledge is required as the bolts may stop halfway up the route. Camping is permitted in City of Rocks in developed sites. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance. The nearest refreshments and food can be found at the Almo Creek Outpost in Almo and also in Rock City. The history here is rich and deserves mentioning. The City of Rocks went by many names early on; Goblin City, Chapel Rocks, Pyramid Circle, and Ancient City were just a few of the monikers that were utilized by the early emigrants. They came through the area on their way to California for a better life, and the rock formations that take on many shapes and figures were a perfect landmark for them to use. As more and more of them came through, they left their mark on some of the formations with axle grease. The climbing history essentially began with the Steinfell Club in the early 1960's. As climbing grew in popularity, so too did the impact of climbers. To preserve the nature and resources of the area, the NPS enacted strict rules on the bolting of new routes and also closed certain areas to climbing. Link for reserving camp sites is listed below. Getting there from Salt Lake City: Head North on I-15 to Tremonton. Travel onto I-84 near Tremonton, and head northwest on I-84 towards Twin Falls/Boise. Seventy five miles after Tremonton, take exit 245 and turn left to follow Sublett Road heading west into Malta. From Malta, turn right and follow Highway 77 West. Pass through Conner Creek Junction (continue straight), Elba and Almo. The road leading to City of Rocks is to the right just after passing the park's visitor center in Almo.
|Date:||Thu Jun 9 2016 — Sat Jun 11 2016|
|Meeting Place:||Registration required|
|Web Link:||City of Rocks - ReserveAmerica|