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Chasing Sticks S 
Choss Temple Pilots S 
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive S 
Double Down S 
Dutch Oven S 
Fix, The S 
Frictionary S,TR 
Hood Surfing In Socks S 
Killer Fish Taco S 
Monkey Bob S,TR 
Platinum Curl S 
South Crack T,TR 
Touch, The T,S 
Vitamin V S 
Wavy Gravy S 

South Face  


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Description 

The most popular area at the Sport Park: lots of moderate routes packed into a fairly small area. Often sees crowds of climbers and dogs. A great place to hang out and socialize as you move from route to route. Morning sun makes this a good choice for cooler days.

Routes on the left side of the South Face:

A. Choss Temple Pilots, 8+, 1p, bolts.
B. Killer Fish Taco, 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. The Fix, 11-, 1p, bolts.
D. South Crack, 8, 1p, 60', gear.

Routes on a west-facing wall in the middle of the South Face:

E. Chasing Sticks, 9, 1p, bolts.
F. Vitamin V, 10-, 1p, bolts, 50'.
G. Wavy Gravy, 10-, 1p, bolts, 50'.
H. Dutch Oven, 9, 1p, bolts, 50'.
I. Monkey Bob, 8-, 1p, bolts. Overhang.

Routes on the right side of the South Face:

J. Hood Surfing in Socks, 11, 1p, bolts.
K. Platinum Curl, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. The Touch, 8, 1p, bolts.
M. Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive, 9+, 1p, bolts.
N. Double Down, 7 or 9+, 1p, bolts, 50'.
O. Frictionary, 7, 1p, bolts. Slab.

Getting There 

Follow direction for Surprising Crag. The trail comes up to the crag near the route Monkey Bob.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

15 Total Routes

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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Face:
The Touch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
The Fix   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Killer Fish Taco   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Platinum Curl 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : South Face
This is located on the "Surprising Crag - South Face". Locate the route 'The Touch' and find the route to its immediate left. An obvious, small roof and layback flake are apparent from the ground. Climb to the ledge (unprotected) and clip the first 2 bolts before moving over the roof, layback the flake and get some high feet to crank the roof. From here, climb past 3 more bolts to the anchors (5.9). It is a nice route, although the difficulty doesn't last long (3 seconds...). The gr...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Climber on Surprising Crag, enjoying the view.
Climber on Surprising Crag, enjoying the view.
Routes on the left side of the south face of Surpr...
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the left side of the south face of Surpr...
Double Down.  The 10a crux is a thin face move pas...
BETA PHOTO: Double Down. The 10a crux is a thin face move pas...
The west-facing wall on the South Face of Surprisi...
BETA PHOTO: The west-facing wall on the South Face of Surprisi...
Platinum Curl.  The crux is turning the roof past ...
BETA PHOTO: Platinum Curl. The crux is turning the roof past ...
Monkey Bob.  The crux is turning the roof between ...
BETA PHOTO: Monkey Bob. The crux is turning the roof between ...
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive.  The lower section can...
BETA PHOTO: Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive. The lower section can...
Hood Surfing In Socks.  The crux is moving past a ...
BETA PHOTO: Hood Surfing In Socks. The crux is moving past a ...
Frictionary.  The easiest route at the Sport Park....
BETA PHOTO: Frictionary. The easiest route at the Sport Park....

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By Ricky Martin
From: Davis, CA
Jul 8, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 
Hi, just went to sport park today and had a great time. Unfortunately, I left my sunglasses at the bottom of Chasing Sticks. We left around 3:00 and I was wearing a blue shirt (that is admittedly too tight)so if you want to return them my number is 530-219-9140 or email ricky.travel@gmail.com

I can swing by your house, meet you at the crag or buy a couple of beers to pick them up.

Thanks,
Ricky

Edit: They are black Smith Stance Sunglasses.