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Elevation: 181 ft
GPS: 41.3318, -72.95987
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

47 Total Climbs

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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
 25
Trapped in the Creek
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
AlGoreRhythm
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
That 70 Show
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 64
Nickel And Dime
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Crackrock Corner
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Psychonautics
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Happiness Is a Warm Drill (CAUTI…
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 54
Tax Evasion Haven
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Cloud Surfing
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 56
The People's Rock
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 12
West Rock Crack
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 39
Slightly Removed
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 28
The Tree of Life
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Run For Cover
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 7
Desparête  
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trapped in the Creek Ball Field Slabs
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
AlGoreRhythm Old Quarry Walls
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
That 70 Show Ball Field Slabs
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Nickel And Dime Ball Field Slabs
 64
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crackrock Corner Old Quarry Walls
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Psychonautics Old Quarry Walls
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happiness Is a Warm Drill (… Old Quarry Walls
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tax Evasion Haven Old Quarry Walls
 54
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Cloud Surfing Old Quarry Walls
 31
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The People's Rock Old Quarry Walls
 56
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
West Rock Crack Ball Field Slabs
 12
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Slightly Removed Old Quarry Walls
 39
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Tree of Life Old Quarry Walls
 28
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Run For Cover Old Quarry Walls
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Desparête   Old Quarry Walls
 7
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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