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Table of contents

1. Fossil Falls 81 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
Unknown, Boulder and Aid

Long/Lat: -117.909119, 35.967379

Unique Features And Strengths:

Climbing consists of basalt rock formations from volcanic activity.

Description:

Fossil Falls is a climbing spot with beautiful basalt rock formations that was once a multitude of waterfalls. The rating of the climbs are typically rated lower than the relative difficulty but it doesnt take away from the great climbing. Almost all the climbs are toprope accessible and there are several areas that can have new routes set up. Nearby is a small bouldering field that consists of a couple well established boulders.

Access Issues:

The lower portions of the falls have experienced territorial disputes with nearby private landowners. These landowners often prevent climbers from using the lower portions but with friendly negotiation it is accessible.

1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right 12 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 The Blocks 5.9Unknown
2 Unknown 1 5.11+Unknown
3 Unknown 2 5.11Unknown
4 Eagle 5.9Unknown
5 Ride of the Valkyries 5.10cUnknown
6 Unknown 3 5.9Unknown
7 Ed's Crack 5.10+Unknown
8 The Pinwheel 5.8Unknown
9 Unknown 4 5.8Unknown
10 Unknown 5 5.10Unknown
11 Unknown 6 5.10+Unknown
12 Unknown 7 5.11Unknown

1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown 1 5.11Unknown
2 Unknown 2 5.6Unknown
3 Unknown 3 5.9Unknown
4 Birdshit Crack 5.7Unknown
5 Unknown 4 5.10Unknown
6 Unknown 5 5.9Unknown
7 Unknown 6 5.10+Unknown
8 Unknown 7 5.8Unknown
9 Unknown 8 5.7Unknown

1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown 1 5.12Unknown
2 Unknown 2 5.10Unknown
3 Unknown 3 5.11Unknown
4 Unknown 4 5.10Unknown
5 Unknown 5 5.10cUnknown
6 Unknown 6 5.11+Unknown

1.4. Upper Area, East Side, Left 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown 1 5.10Unknown
2 Unknown 2 5.11Unknown
3 Unknown 3 5.11aUnknown
4 Unknown 4 5.7Unknown

1.5. Lower Area, East Side, Right 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown 1 5.10Unknown
2 Twilight of the Gods 5.11aUnknown
3 Rusty Piton 5.9Unknown
4 Unknown 2 5.5Unknown

1.6. Lower Area, East Side, Center 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown 1 5.7Unknown
2 Unknown 2 5.9Unknown
3 Unknown 3 5.10Unknown

1.7. Lower Area, East Side, Left 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Lethal Weapon 5.12Unknown

1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left 7 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Lawyers Are Poodles, Too 5.10cUnknown
2 Ojos Negroes 5.10dUnknown
3 Gopher Tooth 5.10aUnknown
4 Utmost Gravity 5.9Unknown
5 The Swings 5.10+Unknown
6 Broomhilda's Immolation 5.10Unknown
7 The Sliding Board 5.10Unknown

1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right 13 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Short Aid Crack 5.10bUnknown
2 At Risk 5.10bUnknown
3 The Wilding 5.11+Unknown
4 Feed the Kitty 5.10bUnknown
5 The Come Line 5.9Unknown
6 Fruit of the Loomis 5.10Unknown
7 Vaino Knows Climbing 5.12Unknown
8 On the Verge 5.9Unknown
9 Finger Locking Good 5.10Unknown
10 The Poodle's Revenge 5.10b A1Aid
11 Sheer Loomisy 5.11cUnknown
12 Basalt and Battery 5.10cUnknown
13 Eve's Dropping 5.11+Unknown

1.10. Black Planets 22 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.895131, 35.899423

Unique Features And Strengths:

The boulders have a variety of features. There are plenty of sharp crimpy routes, overhangs with slopers, pinches, pockets, and slabs.

Description:

Group of boulders located a few miles East of Fossil Falls but has similar basalt rock formations. There are a few local classics that are great climbs and plenty of others. The rock is very unsuitable to climb on during summer days because it gets extremely hot.

1.10.1. Boulder1 9 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895378, 35.900242

Description:

The furthest boulder from the parking lot. Has three main faces. An overhanging one. A long face with multiple routes. And a blank technical face.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** Unknown / Black Dance

The flat face of the last boulder in the main group. Several very technical crimp moves to a mantel to topout.

V3Boulder
2 *** Unknown2

Face adjacent to the face that has Unknown and right to the arete. Start on nice holds and go straight up to topout.

V1Boulder
3 Unknown3

Right of Unknown2. Crux is right before topout using slopers to mantle to topout.

V3Boulder
4 ** Unknown4 / Planetary Traverse

Starting at the furthest corner of the boulder left of Unknown, traverse starting at the arete all the way to the overhanging face of the boulder. Consists of many small crimps and ultra precise footing.

V5Boulder
5 *** Unknown5

Overhanging face starting with a large jug on the left and a crimp pinch on the right. Pop right to the rail and then hit an edge a little higher. You can use intermediate holds from here or just crank a dyno up to the edges on the lip. Mantle to topout. Very fun. There is a sit start variation that adds a grade or two to the climb.

V4Boulder
6 Unknown5 Variant / Flight of the Voyager

Sit start variant of unknown5 using two small edges and a lot of muscle. Once off the ground pop up to the left and stick the jug. Then get the crimp to the right and continue like the typical climb.

V??Boulder 10ft
7 *** Arete / Queen's Temple

Classic arete to the right of Unknown.

5.8Boulder
8 Unknown6

In between unknown2 and unknown 3. Start on small crimpy pinches. Continue straight up more small crimps and mantle to topout.

V4Boulder 11ft
9 Unknown7 / Lunation

Project starts as the sit start of Flight of the Voyager and goes straight up to the jug but then goes left to small crimps. Then find a magic way up the face to a topout.

v??Boulder Project

1.10.2. Boulder2 3 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895313, 35.899703

Description:

Tall boulder with very slight overhanging face and jagged edges.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Arete / Comet Comatose

Nice arete on the left side of boulder

Boulder
2 *** Unknown / Starscream

Right face of boulder. Start low and dino to small edge. Continue up edge to topout.

V3Boulder
3 ** Unknown2

Middle face of Black Comet boulder. Super small crimps and tricky foot beta make for a difficult climb.

Boulder

1.10.3. Boulder3 1 route in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895385, 35.900110

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 The Prow

Climb the wave of the boulder using slopes and big pinches as well as a heel hook if necessary. Continue up the prow of the boulder.

v??Boulder

1.10.4. Boulder4 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895393, 35.899715

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown / Moonswinger

Start right, next to a triangular feature that appears loose. Traverse left along edges and slopers, then follow the holds up. The foot beta gets pretty odd at this point and may require a swing to a heel hook.

V4Boulder
2 Unknown2

Arete to the left of Unknown

v??Boulder

1.10.5. Boulder5 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895361, 35.899551

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Unknown / Gravity Is My Insanity

Sit start using nice undercling and edge. Move to slopers right then to a sloper crimp left and an awkward pinch. Go up and pinch a triangular feature. Continue up using pockets and crimps to topout.

V??Boulder 11ft
2 Unknown2

Slab to the right of Unknown.

Boulder 11ft

1.10.6. Boulder6 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895279, 35.899485

Description:

One of the first boulders in the main area.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown

Sit start on large holds. Follow large jugs and edges straight up to easy topout.

V1Boulder
2 Unknown2

Slab on the right face of the boulder.

V0-Boulder 13ft

1.10.7. Boulder7 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: -117.895186, 35.899579

Description:

A boulder behind the first main boulders. The holds are sharp but some of the climbs are nice.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** Unknown / Black Moon

The tallest face of the boulder. Start on small crimps and hit a razor sharp crimp then continue up to another crimp to the top. The topout is a scary mantle on a slanted roof.

V2Boulder 13ft
2 Unknown2 / Blue Moon

Right of Unknown is a slightly over hung face. Use small crimps to a topout.

Boulder 11ft

1.10.8. Boulder8 0 routes in Boulder

Description:

A huge boulder leaning against boulder 6. Highball climbs for the extremely experienced. Deadly landings on sharp boulders.

1.10.9. Boulder9 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
Description:

Next to boulder 7 and 8.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unknown

A nice arete on the side closest to boulder 7.

Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5.5 Unknown 2 Unknown 1.5. Lower Area, East Side, Right
5.6 Unknown 2 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
V0- Unknown2 Boulder 13ft 1.10.6. Boulder6
5.7 Birdshit Crack Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
Unknown 8 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
Unknown 4 Unknown 1.4. Upper Area, East Side, Left
Unknown 1 Unknown 1.6. Lower Area, East Side, Center
5.8 The Pinwheel Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 4 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 7 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
*** Arete Boulder 1.10.1. Boulder1
5.9 Eagle Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
The Blocks Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 3 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 3 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
Unknown 5 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
Rusty Piton Unknown 1.5. Lower Area, East Side, Right
Unknown 2 Unknown 1.6. Lower Area, East Side, Center
Utmost Gravity Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
On the Verge Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
The Come Line Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
5.10a Gopher Tooth Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
5.10b At Risk Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
Feed the Kitty Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
Short Aid Crack Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
5.10b A1 The Poodle's Revenge Aid 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
V1 *** Unknown2 Boulder 1.10.1. Boulder1
Unknown Boulder 1.10.6. Boulder6
5.10c Ride of the Valkyries Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 5 Unknown 1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right
Lawyers Are Poodles, Too Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
Basalt and Battery Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
5.10 Unknown 5 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 4 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
Unknown 2 Unknown 1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right
Unknown 4 Unknown 1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right
Unknown 1 Unknown 1.4. Upper Area, East Side, Left
Unknown 1 Unknown 1.5. Lower Area, East Side, Right
Unknown 3 Unknown 1.6. Lower Area, East Side, Center
Broomhilda's Immolation Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
The Sliding Board Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
Finger Locking Good Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
Fruit of the Loomis Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
5.10d Ojos Negroes Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
5.10+ Ed's Crack Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 6 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 6 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
The Swings Unknown 1.8. Scott's Bluff, Left
V2 *** Unknown Boulder 13ft 1.10.7. Boulder7
5.11a Unknown 3 Unknown 1.4. Upper Area, East Side, Left
Twilight of the Gods Unknown 1.5. Lower Area, East Side, Right
V3 *** Unknown Boulder 1.10.1. Boulder1
Unknown3 Boulder 1.10.1. Boulder1
*** Unknown Boulder 1.10.2. Boulder2
5.11c Sheer Loomisy Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
5.11 Unknown 2 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 7 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 1 Unknown 1.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left
Unknown 3 Unknown 1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right
Unknown 2 Unknown 1.4. Upper Area, East Side, Left
5.11+ Unknown 1 Unknown 1.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right
Unknown 6 Unknown 1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right
Eve's Dropping Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
The Wilding Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
V4 *** Unknown5 Boulder 1.10.1. Boulder1
Unknown6 Boulder 11ft 1.10.1. Boulder1
Unknown Boulder 1.10.4. Boulder4
V5 ** Unknown4 Boulder 1.10.1. Boulder1
5.12 Unknown 1 Unknown 1.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right
Lethal Weapon Unknown 1.7. Lower Area, East Side, Left
Vaino Knows Climbing Unknown 1.9. Scott's Bluff, Right
** Arete Boulder 1.10.2. Boulder2
** Unknown2 Boulder 1.10.2. Boulder2
? Unknown2 Boulder 11ft 1.10.5. Boulder5
Unknown2 Boulder 11ft 1.10.7. Boulder7
? Unknown Boulder 1.10.9. Boulder9
V?? Unknown5 Variant Boulder 10ft 1.10.1. Boulder1
** Unknown Boulder 11ft 1.10.5. Boulder5
v?? Unknown7 Boulder Project 1.10.1. Boulder1
The Prow Boulder 1.10.3. Boulder3
Unknown2 Boulder 1.10.4. Boulder4