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 · Updates
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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Southern Belle
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Highland Malt
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 21
Around the Horn
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Satori
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Northern Aggression
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 20
The Thrill of Krell
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
A Perfect Storm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Council of Elders
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
White Fang
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
.50 Caliber Barrett
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Balanced Effect
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Dixie Crystals
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Iron Wolf
Sport 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
The Issue
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Fall of Hyperion
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southern Belle E Face
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Highland Malt S Face
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Around the Horn S Face
 21
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Satori W Face
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Northern Aggression E Face
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Thrill of Krell W Face
 20
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
A Perfect Storm W Face
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Council of Elders W Face
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
White Fang W Face
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
.50 Caliber Barrett W Face
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Balanced Effect W Face
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Dixie Crystals W Face
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Iron Wolf W Face
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
The Issue W Face
 8
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Fall of Hyperion W Face
 4
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
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