Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH)

One Sweet Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Roadside 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Spire, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 7,348 ft
GPS: 39.632, -105.342 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 2,746 total, 27/month
Shared By: Luke Childers on Jun 24, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

The Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH) has many boulders and walls just loaded with both old, new and freshly awaiting problems ready for develop.

The rock along the boulders and walls off this Trail system are of mostly good quality, but often hard on the hands. Given most of the rocks SOUTH facing nature while providing plenty of shade makes this stretch of trail climbable all year long if you know where to go.

Most of the climbing so far has been located on the NORTH side of the Trail with a few smaller but worth while blocks on the SOUTH side of the trail (Road Side).

One of the most notable rock features to date a long this trail is "The Spire." It's an interesting block that's truly representative of its name. It's tall with moderately hard climbing on great rock and is a must do on this trail system.

Other great notables await there turn to be posted!!!

Getting There

From the first Sisters parking lot simply head left or West along the "Ponderosa Trail." This is the trail that roughly parallels "Buffalo Park Road." Keep your eyes looking to your right or North and you will definitely see some quality stone to play on. This is also the approach trail to finding "The Subterranean Wall."

If you park in the upper or second parking lot head EAST on the "Bluebird Meadow Trail" until it joins with the "Silver Fox Trail." At this junction continue EAST to meet up with the "Ponderosa Trail." The "Ponderosa Trail" is a full loop but if you want to explore the SOUTH side of the trail then keep an Easterly course while staying next to the road. If you stay on this trail long enough you will end up at the lower or first parking lot. Lots of rock to keep one busy for a long time so enjoy!!

8 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH) Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH) »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments

More About Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH)

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Ponderosa Trail (SOUTH) (8)

Most Popular · Newest