Elevation: 375 ft
GPS: 33.65119, -80.9473
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Shared By: Brad Caldwell on Jun 3, 2012
Admins: Tom Caldwell, Steve Lineberry

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Ramp Arete
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Sport Route #1
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Flakey
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
The Underdog
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Wondercrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Mental Misstep
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
S Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Banshee
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 20
Black Bug (aka The Dihedral)
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Big Rock Candy Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Palmetto Plumb
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Pumpkin' Chunkin'
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Stone Wall Action
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Big Rock Candy Arete
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Good Juju
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ramp Arete Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sport Route #1 Big Rock Mountain > X-Wall
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Flakey Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Underdog Big Rock Mountain > Arch Wall
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Wondercrack Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 17
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Mental Misstep Big Rock Mountain > X-Wall
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
S Crack Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 31
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Banshee Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Main Wall Left of Cen…
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Black Bug (aka The Dihedral) Big Rock Mountain > Inversion Wall
 20
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Big Rock Candy Direct Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 17
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Palmetto Plumb Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Pumpkin' Chunkin' Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Stone Wall Action Table Rock SP > Table Rock > Main Face
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Big Rock Candy Arete Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 16
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Good Juju Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Main Wall Left of Cen…
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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