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This is the meat and potatoes of the Rock Maze. A relatively high concentration of bouldering problems are here, close enough to keep climbing shoes on when walking between problems. Many good problems are here in about the V1 to V5 range. Make sure to check out Southern Discomfort (V2-V3), Slot Machine (V1), and Muscle Corner (V5).
From the parking area, head south up the main dirt road, then left up the first faint road, and follow this up the hill as it parallels the rocks that are on the left. When you come to a hill crest (about 3 minute walk), head east (left) and follow a trail that hugs the side of the rocks for a minute or two to a bunch of boulders. The area can be identified by an overhanging ledgey jug haul (Southern Discomfort), a triangle-shaped boulder (Breaking Point), and a square boulder with a large jug pocket a foot from the top (Slot Machine). Also, if you continue just past this, a long roof traverse is around the corner a bit (Muscle Corner).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Central Rocks:
Slot Machine V1 5 Boulder, 10'
Southern Discomfort V2 5+ Boulder, 10'
Dung Flinger V2 5+ Boulder, 10'
East-Side Poseurs V2 5+ Boulder, 10'
Breaking Point V3 6a Boulder, 10'
Arete of Sunshine V3-4 6a+ Boulder, 13'
Huck Forest! Huck! V4 6b Boulder
Mancala V4 6b Boulder
Sloper Problem V4 6b Boulder, 10'
Two Left Feet V4-5 6b+ Boulder, 10'
Toes V5 6c Boulder
Muscle Corner V5 6c Boulder, 20'
Plugged Nickel V5 6c Boulder, 10'
The Aspen V6 7a Boulder
Erica's Arete V7 7a+ Boulder, 10'
Little Monster V13+ 8b X TR, Boulder, 30'
One Finger Salute ? Boulder, 10'
Featured Route For South Central Rocks
Muscle Corner V5 6c SD : Rock Maze : South Central Rocks
Find this problem by heading east slightly from the main South Central area. This is a long roof traverse (about 20 feet or so) that is very low to the ground. If you fall, you just land in the dirt a foot below. This problem can be done from left to right, but is better right to left. Start at a jug and throw your feet to the right on a giant shelf. From here, monkey your way left until the final hold at the end of the boulder. Fun and necessary heel hooking, and a cool bicep power move a...[more] Browse More Classics in SD