Elevation: 3,560 ft
GPS: 47.579, -117.286 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Aug 28, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

A cluster of granite out-croppings overlooking the Palouse of Eastern Washington and Idaho. The 20 minute uphill hike is well worth doing to reach the 60+ climbs. Chicken-heads and pockets tend to be located just where you would want them, and quite often result in dynamic moves on very overhanging rock.
The area hosts sport, trad and mixed climbs, plus some bouldering. Many well protected routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.13 in a beatiful location that tends to feel quite secluded, even though you are only a half hour drive from Spokane.

GETTING THERE:
From the junction of the Palouse Hwy and 57th, drive 5.5 miles and turn left on Stevens Creek Rd. Continue past Sharon Rd. and Big Rock Rd. (about 2 miles). Look for the parking lot on your left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rocks of Sharon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Turkey Heads
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Highland Malt
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Southern Belle
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 20
Around the Horn
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Satori
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Northern Aggression
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Aggro Regular Route
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 15
The Thrill of Krell
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
A Perfect Storm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Council of Elders
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
.50 Caliber Barrett
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Balanced Effect
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Dixie Crystals
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Iron Wolf
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Chronic Rookie
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Turkey Heads Bird Watching Boulder
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Highland Malt Big Rock > S Face
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Southern Belle Big Rock > E Face
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Around the Horn Big Rock > S Face
 20
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Satori Big Rock > W Face
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Northern Aggression Big Rock > E Face
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Aggro Regular Route Aggro Rock
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Thrill of Krell Big Rock > W Face
 15
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
A Perfect Storm Big Rock > W Face
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Council of Elders Big Rock > W Face
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
.50 Caliber Barrett Big Rock > W Face
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Balanced Effect Big Rock > W Face
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Dixie Crystals Big Rock > W Face
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Iron Wolf Big Rock > W Face
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Chronic Rookie Rookie Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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