Elevation: 1,931 ft
GPS: 38.136, -80.912 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Aug 8, 2010
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
Access Issue: South side crags access issue. Details
Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details
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Description

This is the place to come for an easy approach to some long, steep, and classic routes. There are also a hand full of easier routes here, and many newer routes not listed in the Williams Guide. Hopefully over time, folks will populate the this site with information on the newer routes.

The rock gets early morning sun and heads into the shade in the early afternoon. Some of the shorter routes stay shady all day in the summer when the leaves are on the trees.

Getting There

Follow the Propp's Ridge Road approach for all of the South Side Meadow Crags. At the point where you turn left on to the railroad grade continue for .3 miles to a campsite area on the right. Park in the campsite, or if it is full, there are a few more spots to pull off; just make sure the road is completely clear, or go somewhere else. From the campsite, walk down the road about 150 yards and look for a trail on the left about 100 feet before passing the second power line pole. Follow this trail up the hill for a short distance to reach the very overhanging cliff. The first route that you will come to is Crossing the Line, 5.13b.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Area 51

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Free Range Show Poodle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
Scaphoid
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Dan and Bill's (Not So) Excellen…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Way of the Cougared
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 51
Lunate
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Mother's Milk in a Cup
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 63
Instant Gratification
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
Waco not Hueco
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Stays in Vegas
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Replicant
Trad 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Cage Match
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Game Theory
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 14
Made in The Shade
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Smack Down
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 14
The Project
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Free Range Show Poodle
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Scaphoid
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dan and Bill's (Not So) Exc…
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Way of the Cougared
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lunate
 51
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mother's Milk in a Cup
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Instant Gratification
 63
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Waco not Hueco
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Stays in Vegas
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Replicant
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Cage Match
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Game Theory
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Made in The Shade
 14
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Smack Down
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Project
 14
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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