Elevation: 3,583 ft
GPS: 47.578, -117.286 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Nov 3, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

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

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
 15
Southern Comfort
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Eastern Block
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Highland Malt
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Southern Belle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Around the Horn
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Satori
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Northern Aggression
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 14
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
 18
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
 8
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
 3
Iron Wolf
Sport 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
The Issue
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southern Comfort E Face
 15
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Eastern Block E Face
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Highland Malt S Face
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Southern Belle E Face
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Around the Horn S Face
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Satori W Face
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Northern Aggression E Face
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Thrill of Krell W Face
 14
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
A Perfect Storm W Face
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Council of Elders W Face
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
.50 Caliber Barrett W Face
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Balanced Effect W Face
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Dixie Crystals W Face
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Iron Wolf W Face
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
The Issue W Face
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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