Elevation: 181 ft
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Access Issue: Raptor Closing on Ballfield Slabs Details

Description

The South End hosts the majority of the recent development at West Rock SP with some very classy off angle traditional, mixed, and multi-pitch routes. The fixed protection can be spaced on easier sections of climbs and there may be some run-outs. Be VERY careful of loose rock, a lot has been done to clean the routes but this is still a major issue in this area.

THESE ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL SPORT ROUTES. THESE ROUTES CAN BE DANGEROUS! BOLT SPACING CAN BE SPARSE DUE TO LACK OF SOLID ROCK. AN UNEXPECTED FALL COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF BLOCKS DISLODGING AND A POTENTIAL FOR FIXED GEAR TO FAIL.

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET HERE!

A 70 METER ROPE IS REQUIRED FOR SOME BALLFIELD ROUTES!

Getting There

Hike up from field, along path uphill and right. Follow trail back left along base of cliff for 100 or so feet to the climbers trail heading up right to the 4th class scramble.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Trapped in the Creek
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 7
Al Gore Rhythm
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Nickel And Dime
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Crackrock Corner
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Tax Evasion Haven
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Psychonautics
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
Happiness Is a Warm Drill
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 23
30 Seconds to All Night
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Cloud Surfing
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 45
The People's Rock
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
West Rock Crack
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Slightly Removed
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 21
The Tree of Life
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Run For Cover
Sport
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 6
Desparête  
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trapped in the Creek Ball Field Slabs
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Al Gore Rhythm Old Quarry Walls
 7
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Nickel And Dime Ball Field Slabs
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crackrock Corner Old Quarry Walls
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tax Evasion Haven Old Quarry Walls
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Psychonautics Old Quarry Walls
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happiness Is a Warm Drill Old Quarry Walls
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
30 Seconds to All Night Ball Field Slabs
 23
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Cloud Surfing Old Quarry Walls
 21
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The People's Rock Old Quarry Walls
 45
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
West Rock Crack Ball Field Slabs
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Slightly Removed Old Quarry Walls
 31
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Tree of Life Old Quarry Walls
 21
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Run For Cover Old Quarry Walls
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Desparête   Old Quarry Walls
 6
5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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