Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 3 1 12 16
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Directions to Cloud 9

RRGCC
This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Cloud 9 faces south to southeast. From the main parking area cross the creek and walk down the road until reaching the second road on the left. Walk down this road, passing the obvious trail head on the right leading to Serenity Point, until reaching a road on the right which crosses a creek. This road is marked by a muddy parking area just before the main road angles right and continues uphill to the Deep End. Cross the creek and continue down this muddy road for about five minutes until the road severely breaks down near a stream. At his point look for a trail on the right which winds uphill to The Infirmary. Continue on the road past this trail and across the break in the road for another five minutes looking for another trail branching off to the right. Follow this trail to reach Cloud 9.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture

0a

Special Reserve Mixed 5.10
 
85  
A long spicy "voyage" kind of route starting on the steep crack 10 feet left of Liftoff. Steepness:

0b

Liftoff Sport 5.10c
 
80  
15 feet left of Jizzy Gillespie is this long, adventurous line. A bouldery start down low is followed by a sustained techy moves with a tough slab move in the middle. Steepness:

1

Jizzy Gillespie Sport 5.11d
 
70
A series of large handholds trends right toward an arete feature to meet a hueco where the wall gets a little steeper and the holds get a bit smaller. Prep yourself for one of the toughest moves on the wall near the top. Steepness:

2

Flour Dust and Pizza Crust Sport 5.11c
 
70
Quality stone with some interesting holds and a big crux move with plenty of options. Handjamming skills may ease the pressure going for the chains. Steepness:

3

Cloudy with a Chance of Seamen Sport 5.11d
 
65
A difficult boulder problem to overcome the sloping rail at the start is best protected by stick clipping the second bolt. Bullet hard stone combined with big moves and jug rests make this line the best on the wall. Steepness:

4

Douche Canoe Sport 5.11d
 
70
This pumpfest will gift you with a rest in a vagina shaped hueco right when you need it. Don't hang out there too long though or you may squirt out like a ping pong ball in a Vietnamese strip club. Steepness:

5

Over Shadowed Sport 5.12b
 
75
begin with tough, long fingery moves which quickly open up to a long journey on solid mailbox slots and gigantic jugs with a well defined red point crux near the top. A welcoming, bird shit covered hueco rewards you with a mellow chain clip. Steepness:

6

Fight Test Sport 5.12b
 
70
Sustained climbing and excellent sequences with good rests when you need them. Steepness:

7

Stratus Fear Sport 5.11d
 
75
From the ground to the chains you will be smiling. Sustained pulls through a series of features to keep it interesting and far from just another jug haul. Steepness:
Tags
steep-1 : fun-1 : long-1

8

Better than a Stick in the Eye Sport 5.12a
 
85  
Begin on the precipice of the swamp just left of a large boulder. A semi-bouldery move gets you situated into a fun series of sidepulls and uncerclinging. The rest of the route lacks a bit in the rock quality department but makes up for it with its height, steepness, and the occasional sprinkling of a tough move or two when you are feeling a little cocky. Steepness:

9

Crazy Train Sport 5.11d
 
85
Begin atop a boulder on cheater stones and reach for a pair of good holds. Once established launch into a killer sequence of moves which quickly end with a tricky mantel onto a sloping ledge. If you've somehow ended up horizontal, getting stood back up may be the crux. Some of the biggest holds on the wall lead up the remainder of the route. Steepness:

9a

Nightmare on Hell Creek Trad 5.9+
 
50
Walk right from Crazy Train 200 feet until you find this left angling obtuse dihedral. Good crack technique needed at top where small face holds get smaller. Use the anchors on the left that are part of an unfinished sport route. Steepness:

9b

Spider Staircase Trad 5.8
 
80
This is the middlemost of three right facing dihedrals at the far right side of Cloud 9, about 100 feet from the end of the crag. Scramble up a 10 foot ledge to start. The climb angles left and gains big exposure for the last half up to bolted anchors. Steepness:

9c

Due in Time Trad 5.7
 
50  
A few feet left of Countdown is another left angling dihedral that starts up a slab to a ledge, and then follows the crack to anchors. Steepness:

10

Countdown Sport 5.12c
 
65
This line can be found on the far right side of Cloud 9, not far from Infirmary. Less than vertical climbing steepens to vertical where the moves get tough. Steepness:
Tags
crimpy-1 : bouldery-1

11

Nimbus Sport 5.12a
 
45  
Shorter and a bit easier than Countdown with a great boulder problem down low. Keep breathing because the hard vertical climbing continues. Steepness:

Comments

1
pigsteak said on August 2nd, 2013
once complete, this will be a fine wall for endurance training..thx Dario, Blake and McFall for the first lines.
2
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2015
The bushwack from The infirmary to this crag sucks, could use a chainsaw and some machetes... Assuming the trail from the left side of the wall to the creek will be the way to go someday. It is there but it is difficult to find when coming in from the creek. There were some tree branches layed out in somewhat of a path pattern Oct 15 (for lack of a better description) close to where the trail heads up from the creek bottom.
3
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2015
If you don't like the trail, show up at the next couple trail days. No one is more loathed than the guy who spends every weekend climbing at the gorge and then skips out on trail day.
4
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2015
Just giving a heads up to people that use the trail currently , I rarely visit the Red so you can put the foam back in your mouth.
5
craig.smith1 said on January 7th, 2016
This is a really good cliff.
6
dustonian said on March 28th, 2016
To whoever took the biners off the anchor of the new route on the left, please message me to return my gear
7
Chiyram said on August 6th, 2017
There a couple routes on the right side of this amphitheatre that look sweet, anyone know what they are? There is also a long slab route going climbers right past those? Don't see them listed here or under infirmary.
8
Jackiefreesh said on August 7th, 2017
I will try to get these on the site soon. The first sport line as your walking to the end of Cloud 9 is Rough around the edges10b/c. Rock edges still breaking off so beware. Two trad lines in between and then the last sport line is Nimbus12a next to the one already listed in the guide. The slab line50 feet right is Temperature Rising5.8 with 6 bolts in 75 feet. Check Mountain Project for details until website gets updated.
9
Chiyram said on August 8th, 2017
Thanks! The two harder routes look awesome!