Elevation: 437 ft
GPS: 33.651, -80.947 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brad Caldwell on Jun 3, 2012
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Description

South Carolina has plenty of flat land, but the upstate area containing some of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, provides a couple of areas with good climbing. Table Rock State Park offers some heady routes on one of South Carolina's most recognizable natural features, and close by, the Jocassee Gorges have some incredible bouldering areas too. The Carolina Climbers Coalition is a great climbing organization that covers this area and over the last few years, Stephen Scoff and Brad Caldwell have helped to increase access and foster a positive relationship with land managers in the upstate area.

Getting There

Most of the climbing in the state is located in either Pickens, Oconee or Greenville counties and fairly close to the SC/NC border.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Carolina

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
How Do You Want Your Eggs
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Ramp Arete
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Flakey
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 4
Bosched Job
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Wondercrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Mental Misstep
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
S Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Black Bug (aka The Dihedral)
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Similax Crack
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Big Rock Candy Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Stellar Slab
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Free Ranged
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Stone Wall Action
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
Picken & Grinnin'
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Big Rock Candy Arete
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
How Do You Want Your Eggs Big Rock Mountain > Hominid Wall
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Ramp Arete Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Flakey Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Bosched Job Table Rock > Watergroove Wall
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Wondercrack Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mental Misstep Big Rock Mountain > X-Wall
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
S Crack Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Black Bug (aka The Dihedral) Big Rock Mountain > Inversion Wall
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Similax Crack Big Rock Mountain > Upper Shaman Wall
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Big Rock Candy Direct Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 12
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Stellar Slab Big Rock Mountain > Lower Shaman Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Free Ranged Big Rock Mountain > Upper Shaman Wall
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Stone Wall Action Table Rock > Main Face
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Picken & Grinnin' Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Big Rock Candy Arete Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 11
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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