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Elevation: 3,346 ft
GPS: 47.5778, -117.2861
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Shared By: Bobby Hanson on Sep 11, 2012 · Updates
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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 4 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 (Southern Comfort, 5.5) that goes to a third set of chains on the same ledge.

Getting There Suggest change

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
 29
Highland Malt
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 25
Grin and Barrett
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Around the Horn
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Too Stuffed to Jump
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Golden Hour
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Highland Malt
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grin and Barrett
 25
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Around the Horn
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Too Stuffed to Jump
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Golden Hour
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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