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South Hills Rock Climbing 

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BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING MORE INFO >>>


Just north of the Castle Rocks sector are the South Hills. The South Hills are just that, sage brush and juniper tree laden hills with interspersed towers, slabs, cracks and faces. Outlined by two drainages, this area's confines are diverse and spread out. Desolated crags and plenty of privacy can be found here as well as plenty of hidden gems.

This area will typically be very hot in the spring/summer, but shade or sun can be found. With so many crags of all shapes and sizes, you can find a wall to fit you needs anytime of the year. Expect an approach time of 20 minutes to reach the first and most concentrated crags.

Getting There 

From the upper Castle Rocks proper parking area walk north/west following well-traveled trails for about 20 minutes. Aim for the token feature/pinnacle, The Sorcerer's Stone.
See individual crags for more specific directions.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rocks area.

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Hills

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Hills:
High Center   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bracksiek's Pillar
Jug Massacre   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Jug Wall
Eye-Full Tower   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Bracksiek's Pillar
Coo Coo Cachoo   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Bracksiek's Pillar
Alpinista Sista   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   Bracksiek's Pillar
B Bro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Bracksiek's Pillar
Pre-Emptive Strike   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Bracksiek's Pillar
Crack Class    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Bracksiek's Pillar
Cool Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Bracksiek's Pillar
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Rock Climbing Photo: Polly Hart climbing, Eric Hobday on first belay, f...

Eye-Full Tower 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Bracksiek's Pillar
Climb up the huge plates on steep jugs finishing at the belay anchor atop the first pitch. 100'. Ascend to the right, then up face to corner to top of spire. 60'. Rappel route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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