Description

Left Field is the most remote, well developed winter climbing area at the Bald. The rock is more featured than the Bald proper. The rock quality is generally very good, but a few routes have some lesser quality rock on easy sections. The airy position on many routes is spectacular and adds a great deal to appeal of this more adventuresome area.

Getting There

The area is located about 300 yards left of Hanging Chain. Hike cross-country on the plateau well below Hanging Chain to an old logging road that angles up and west at a fairly steep grade. Follow this for 200 yards passing several large boulder on the plateau to your left. There may still be cairns to follow. Leave the road up a steep ridge and switch back your way up to the base of a small cliff. Follow this band west to a very large boulder that is just below the base of Left Field. Hiking time is 30-45 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Left Field

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 10
Huffin Cedar
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 7
Spring Training
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Who's on First
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 3
Blood Root
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Huffin Cedar
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Spring Training
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Who's on First
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Blood Root
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
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Jill H.
Spartanburg, SC
Jill H.   Spartanburg, SC
We never would have found the area if we hadn’t followed another pair of climbers. The scramble is not something I’m likely to do again but the climb we did was good. Nov 4, 2018