McBride's rock is 18 ft high at the tallest and a good candidate for rock climbing.
The normal kind of climbing in this situation is top-roping, where the rope attached to the climbers is run thru a carabiner at the top and back down to a person at the bottom, called a belayer, who will catch you by holding the rope if you fall.

The carabiner at the top is usually fastened to 2 or more anchor points such as a large tree or rock.
The nearest tree to the top of McBride's rock is 35 ft away, so we put in a bolt fastened to the bedrock near the top.

Image at the top showing the scarcity of good anchors.

anchors, climbing, mcbrides rock

Probable bold placement.

last updated 15 May 2018