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Elevation: 375 ft 114 m
GPS: 33.65119, -80.9473
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Shared By: Brad Caldwell on Jun 3, 2012
Admins: Tom Caldwell, Steve Lineberry

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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 Suggest change

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

314 Total Climbs

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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
 36
Ramp Arete
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Flakey
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
The Underdog
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Mental Misstep
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Banshee
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 24
Black Bug (aka The Dihedral)
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Palmetto Plumb
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Space Invaders
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 5
Anonymous Statement
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Pumpkin' Chunkin'
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Route 66
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Highway 11
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Big Rock Candy Arete
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Good Juju
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Stone Wall Action
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ramp Arete Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 36
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Flakey Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Underdog Big Rock Mountain > Arch Wall
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Mental Misstep Big Rock Mountain > X-Wall
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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
 24
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Palmetto Plumb Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Space Invaders Big Rock Mountain > Arch Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Anonymous Statement Big Rock Mountain > X-Wall
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Pumpkin' Chunkin' Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Route 66 Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Main Wall Left of Cen…
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Highway 11 Table Rock SP > Pumpkintown > Main Wall Left of Cen…
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Big Rock Candy Arete Big Rock Mountain > Main Wall
 18
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
Stone Wall Action Table Rock SP > Table Rock > Main Face
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
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