Approaching the South Face Nice Fall Colors.
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.
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.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
25 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Side:
Fat Dog 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 325'
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'
Rat's Ass 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Windwalker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
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'
Bat's Ass 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For South Side
Chaos Out of Control 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b NC
: Looking Glass Rock
: South Side
I feel this could be the best 5.10 face route on the Glass. Chaos offers sustained climbing on flawless rock. The gear is good and a bit spaced out at times but nothing death defying. The Lambert guide describes this route in two pitches but we used to always do it in one long pitch. You'll need 2 60m ropes to rap.One memorable ascent involved my buddy Curtin on the on sight attempt on a late summer's evening. The clouds were turning black fast as he moved past the first belay. Not long af...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
By Cody Bradford 1
Jul 18, 2015
I found an Evolv Defy (L) on the trail today after the torrent unleashed (7/18)
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