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Areas in South Hills

Blarney Stone, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bracksiek's Pillar 6 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Chamber of Secrets 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Duke Complex, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Flaring Chosswidth Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Jug Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Purcy's Pillar 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sandcastle, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sourcerer's Stone - Pole Cat 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Stonehenge 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
True Grit 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 6,020 ft
GPS: 42.133, -113.671 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

Just north of the Castle Rocks sector are the South Hills. The South Hills are just that, sage brush and juniper tree laden hills with interspersed towers, slabs, cracks and faces. Outlined by two drainages, this area's confines are diverse and spread out. Desolated crags and plenty of privacy can be found here as well as plenty of hidden gems.

This area will typically be very hot in the spring/summer, but shade or sun can be found. With so many crags of all shapes and sizes, you can find a wall to fit you needs anytime of the year. Expect an approach time of 20 minutes to reach the first and most concentrated crags.
BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING Details

Getting There

From the upper Castle Rocks proper parking area walk north/west following well-traveled trails for about 20 minutes. Aim for the token feature/pinnacle, The Sorcerer's Stone.
See individual crags for more specific directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Hills

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
High Center
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Eye-Full Tower
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coo Coo Cachoo
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jug Massacre
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Alpinista Sista
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
B Bro
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Pre-Emptive Strike
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Crack Class
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Get 'er Done
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cool Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Twilight Years
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
High Center Bracksiek's Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Eye-Full Tower Bracksiek's Pillar 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Coo Coo Cachoo Bracksiek's Pillar 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Jug Massacre Jug Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Alpinista Sista Bracksiek's Pillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
B Bro Bracksiek's Pillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Pre-Emptive Strike Bracksiek's Pillar 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Crack Class Bracksiek's Pillar 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Get 'er Done Duke Complex 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Cool Crack Bracksiek's Pillar 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Twilight Years Bracksiek's Pillar 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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