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Elevation: 6,020 ft
GPS: 42.13317, -113.67132
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Shared By: GRK on Dec 18, 2012
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Warning Access Issue: (1) BLM Managed Lands at Castle Rocks PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO CLIMBING!! Castle Rocks State Park and US Forest Sevice lands are OPEN TO CLIMBING. US Forest Service Lands closed to new route developement. (2) Highlining temporary ban in place at CIRO/CRSP DetailsDrop down

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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.

Getting There Suggest change

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
 14
High Center
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 93
Eye-Full Tower
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
Coo Coo Cachoo
Sport 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Jug Massacre - PERMANENTLY CLOSE…
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Alpinista Sista
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Chocolate Rib
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 24
Pre-Emptive Strike
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Blarney Stone - PERMANENTLY CLOS…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 12
True Grit
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 11
Crack Class
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Mano Izquierda
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 6
Get 'er Done
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Cool Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Twilight Years
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Rat Writ
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
High Center Bracksiek's Pillar
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Eye-Full Tower Bracksiek's Pillar
 93
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Coo Coo Cachoo Bracksiek's Pillar
 64
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Jug Massacre - PERMANENTLY… Jug Wall - CLOSED TO…
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Alpinista Sista Bracksiek's Pillar
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Chocolate Rib Bracksiek's Pillar
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pre-Emptive Strike Bracksiek's Pillar
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Blarney Stone - PERMANENTLY… Blarney Stone - CLOSE…
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
True Grit True Grit
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Crack Class Bracksiek's Pillar
 11
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Mano Izquierda Bracksiek's Pillar
 12
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Get 'er Done Duke Complex
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Cool Crack Bracksiek's Pillar
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Twilight Years Bracksiek's Pillar
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rat Writ True Grit
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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