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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
B-52 T 
Bamboozled T 
Bat's Ass T 
Bloody Crack T 
Catch Me Now I'm Falling T 
Chaos Out of Control T 
Dinkus Dog T 
Enigma, The T 
Fat Dog T 
First Return T 
Gemini Crack T 
Good Intentions T 
Left Up T 
Legacy, The T 
Lichen or Not T 
Mettle Detector T 
Parachute Woman T 
Rat's Ass T 
Right Up T 
Second Coming T 
Short Man's Sorrow T 
Slug, The T 
Southender T 
Unfinished Concerto T 
Windwalker T 
Zodiac T 
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South Side Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: saxfiend on Aug 22, 2009
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Description 

Unlike the more forbidding Looking Glass areas, the South Side has something for everybody. Beginners can hop on easier climbs like Lichen or Not or Good Intentions; moderate leaders can hone their skills on great lines like Gemini Crack; and seasoned climbers can push themselves on harder routes like Dinkus Dog. Most of the routes at the South End are multi-pitch, but route-finding is straightforward and descent options include plentiful bolted rap stations.

Getting There 

From the road fork, continue up the gravel road a short distance to the Slickrock Falls trailhead, located where the road takes a hard left. Hike up the trail, following switchbacks, for about three-quarters of a mile, ending at the base of the wall in the Bloody Crack area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',7],['5.9',5],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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 Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Side:
Second Coming   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Fat Dog   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 325'   
Left Up   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Southender   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 195'   
Gemini Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
First Return   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
Bloody Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Rat's Ass   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Zodiac   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
The Enigma   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 750'   
Unfinished Concerto   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Windwalker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Catch Me Now I'm Falling   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
B-52   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Dinkus Dog   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Chaos Out of Control   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Bat's Ass   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Legacy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Mettle Detector   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For South Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat Price coming up Rat's Ass. Circa '97.

Rat's Ass 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side
A challenging climb with a thin crack in a stemming corner. Linking P2 and P3 is the way to go as long as you have a 60-meter rope.P1 - Starting on low-angle slab, scramble up to a crack and continue through a right-facing corner with a fingertip-sized crack. Belay at a rounded ledge with good gear in the widening crack. 5.8, 120'P2 - Continue up the crack on easier ground, moving up and right until the corner ends and find a good spot to belay (or continue up and right to the anchors). 5.5, 1...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

Photos of South Side Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeep Gaskin working on Danger Dog 4-88.This was po...
Jeep Gaskin working on Danger Dog 4-88.This was po...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eddie Begoon on FA. of Beethovan's 5th 1988.
Eddie Begoon on FA. of Beethovan's 5th 1988.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rap from Gemini to Sentury Box Ledge
Rap from Gemini to Sentury Box Ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeep High on Danger Dog during FA. with Monty Reag...
Jeep High on Danger Dog during FA. with Monty Reag...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeep on Danger Dog with Monty looking on during FA...
Jeep on Danger Dog with Monty looking on during FA...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eddie on FA of Beethovan's 5th.5.11 just right of ...
Eddie on FA of Beethovan's 5th.5.11 just right of ...

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By Cody Bradford 1
Jul 18, 2015
CONDITION REPORT 
I found an Evolv Defy (L) on the trail today after the torrent unleashed (7/18)
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