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South Face

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South Face Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.5778, -117.2861 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kBobby on Sep 12, 2012
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Rocks of Sharon area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Highland Malt   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Around the Horn   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Highland Malt 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : South Face
Slabby face climb with some nice stemming. This climb is very well protected and a lot of fun. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By kBobby
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.

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