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Elevation: 3,583 ft 1,092 m
GPS: 47.57844, -117.28617
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Nov 3, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Zachary Winters, Mitchell McAuslan

Description Suggest change

This is the obvious Big Rock outcropping at the center of the Rocks of Sharon area.
The Standard Route (4th class to 5.4) is the classic Spokane scramble that many non technical climbers do regularly.
Many traditional crack routes are scattered all around this large outcropping and many FA's were claimed in the 1960's.
Big Rock also hosts a few excellent sport climbs on solid stone.

Getting There Suggest change

You will encounter Big Rock by hiking 15 minutes up the Rocks of Sharon access trail from the parking area on Stevens Creek Rd. The main access trail heads North along the East face of Big Rock to where the trail narrows and branches to the East and West. From here, the North face of Big Rock is located to the left on the West trail, and the Rookie Wall and Gem Stone are located by heading right on the East trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 26
Southern Comfort
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
B.O.B.
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Highland Malt
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Grin and Barrett
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Around the Horn
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Satori
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Northern Aggression
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Too Stuffed to Jump
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 56
A Perfect Storm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
The Thrill of Krell
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Council of Elders
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
The Air Up There
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Balanced Effect
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Fall of Hyperion
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
They Call The Wind Mariah - Dire…
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southern Comfort E Face
 26
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
B.O.B. W Face
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Highland Malt S Face
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grin and Barrett S Face
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Around the Horn S Face
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Satori W Face
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Northern Aggression E Face
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Too Stuffed to Jump S Face
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
A Perfect Storm W Face
 56
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Thrill of Krell W Face
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Council of Elders W Face
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Air Up There E Face
 16
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Balanced Effect W Face
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Fall of Hyperion W Face
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
They Call The Wind Mariah -… E Face
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
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