Elevation: 181 ft
GPS: 41.332, -72.96 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Morgan Patterson on Oct 4, 2013 with 1 Suggestions
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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 PG13
 4
Snakeskin Souvenir
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 14
Trapped in the Creek
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 36
Tax Evasion Haven
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Nickel And Dime
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
That 70 Show
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Crackrock Corner
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Psychonautics
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Happiness Is a Warm Drill
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 18
30 Seconds to All Night
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
The People's Rock
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
West Rock Crack
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
Slightly Removed
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 17
The Tree of Life
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Run For Cover
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 5
Desparête  
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snakeskin Souvenir Old Quarry Walls
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Trapped in the Creek Ball Field Slabs
 14
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Tax Evasion Haven Old Quarry Walls
 36
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Nickel And Dime Ball Field Slabs
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
That 70 Show Ball Field Slabs
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Crackrock Corner Old Quarry Walls
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Psychonautics Old Quarry Walls
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happiness Is a Warm Drill Old Quarry Walls
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
30 Seconds to All Night Ball Field Slabs
 18
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
The People's Rock Old Quarry Walls
 39
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
West Rock Crack Ball Field Slabs
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Slightly Removed Old Quarry Walls
 29
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Tree of Life Old Quarry Walls
 17
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Run For Cover Old Quarry Walls
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Desparête   Old Quarry Walls
 5
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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