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Routes in South Face

Around the Horn S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Grin and Barrett S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Highland Malt S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

When you hike up the trail to the Rocks of Sharon, the south face of Big Rock is the first area you arrive at. There is a nice flat area here, and a log at the base you can sit on.

There are currently 3 moderate bolted routes on this face, all climb up to the large ledge about 2/3 of the way to the top of the rock where there are two 2-bolt anchors with chains. To the left of the sport routes is a grungy lichen-covered chimney/crack system that looks like it would be fun if it were cleaned out. The climbs here are a bit more than 25m long.

Just around the corner to the right, on the toe of the buttress is an easy sport climb (5.5?) that goes to a third set of chains on the same ledge.

Getting There

Hike up the trail from Steven's Creek Road. The first rock you come to is this area. The east face is to your right, the west face is to your left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Highland Malt
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 11
Around the Horn
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Highland Malt
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Around the Horn
 11
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
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kBobby Hanson
Spokane, WA
kBobby Hanson   Spokane, WA
I don't know the names or FA info for the routes in this area. If you know that info, please let me know and I will update these pages. Thanks. Sep 12, 2012

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