South Side Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe South Side of Volunteer Canyon is a stunning array of well balanced columns. While some of it is losing ground in the battle against erosion and gravity, there are pockets of the cliff that are unbelievably solid and offer up some timeless routes.
These routes require rapping to specific belays, and climbing out, which may make them a bit tricky to find your first time out. For now, all I can say is that it is best to locate the routes from the North Side of the canyon, and eye the topouts well. There are faint trails, and to the discerning eye the topouts should be recognizable.
The East End Wall and The Pillar Wall both face North, and in the dead of summer hold fast to their shade. The Canary Crack Butress, the Iron Wall, and the West End Wall face Northwest, and stay in the shade until early afternoon. More shade in the fall.
In order of appearance from the falls
The East End Wall
The Pillar Wall
The Canary Crack Buttress
The Memorial Wall
The Iron Wall
The West End Wall
The most accessible and enjoyable camping is also found on the rim of the South Side.
We have encountered Black Tail Rattlesnakes in temperatures near 90 degrees. Watch your step, and watch out for your dogs.
Classic Climbing Routes at South Side
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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