When you hike up the trail to the Rocks of Sharon, the south face of Big Rock is the first area you arrive at. There is a nice flat area here, and a log at the base you can sit on.
There are currently 3 moderate bolted routes on this face, all climb up to the large ledge about 2/3 of the way to the top of the rock where there are two 2-bolt anchors with chains. To the left of the sport routes is a grungy lichen-covered chimney/crack system that looks like it would be fun if it were cleaned out. The climbs here are a bit more than 25m long.
Just around the corner to the right, on the toe of the buttress is an easy sport climb (5.5?) that goes to a third set of chains on the same ledge.
Hike up the trail from Steven's Creek Road. The first rock you come to is this area. The east face is to your right, the west face is to your left.
3 Total Routes
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Featured Route For South Face
Center 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c WA
: Northeast Corner & Spokane
: ... : South Face
Slabby face climb with lots of chickenheads. The crux is getting to and moving past the first bolt. (I found it useful to place a small cam (3/8") in the flake to get to the first bolt.) It is easiest to start as for the Right route, then traverse left on big holds until you are below the first bolt then go up. Much easier than starting direct.This climb is not bolted as fully as the other two routes on this face (but it is certainly bolted well enough). If you want more pro, there is an ab...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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From: Spokane, WA
Sep 12, 2012
I don't know the names or FA info for the routes in this area. If you know that info, please let me know and I will update these pages. Thanks.