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Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details
Access Issue: SOUTH SIDE CRAGS ARE CLOSED Details

Description

ALL CLIMBING AND ALL OTHER RECREATION IS NOW CLOSED AT THE SOUTH SIDE CRAGS. PLEASE CLIMB SOMEWHERE ELSE.

The "South Side" of the Meadow River is one of the most diverse areas in the entire NRG region, with climbs from 5.4 to 5.14, sport and trad, summer shade, great undocumented bouldering, and swimming holes. For this reason, it's been getting quite crowded over the last few years, and right now there are some access issues with the landowner (see "access issues" in this section before making a trip here).

Getting There

***PRIOR ACCESS VIA PROPP'S RIDGE ROAD TO THE SOUTH SIDE CRAGS HAS BEEN CUT OFF BY LANDOWNERS. DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE IN THIS WAY. AT BEST YOU'LL HAVE TO TURN AROUND BECAUSE OF ROADBLOCKS- AT WORST YOU COULD JEOPARDIZE ACCESS Please view ACCESS ISSUES link above and the more detailed information here: NRAC Meadow River access info ***From Fayetteville, drive north on route 19 towards Summersville. Park on the shoulder just before the start of the meadow river bridge. A well-worn trail should lead from the shoulder down to a nice flat railroad grade along the river. Turn right at the base of the trail and hike upstream (or downstream for Orange Wall). You should pass a very distinct roadblock consisting of a few large boulders after about 30 minutes (or 10 mins on mountainbike). Keep hiking - you'll pass The Other Place on the right after a few minutes. You could take this this trail and hike along the cliff line to Area 51 or continue on the main trail for another 5-10 minutes, looking for another trailhead near large boulders. Total approach is about 2.5 miles.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Side Crags (CLOSED)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
Beetle Byway
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 100
Free Range Show Poodle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Scaphoid
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Hundred Acre Wood
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
Hope Pathology
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 69
Lunate
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 59
New Mexican Rodeo
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 116
Flaming Pellets
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 74
Instant Gratification
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 46
Waco not Hueco
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Betty Bravo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
U Boat
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Low Brow
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
Brown Star
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 62
Depth Charge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beetle Byway Other Place (CLOSED)
 79
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Free Range Show Poodle Area 51 (CLOSED)
 100
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Scaphoid Area 51 (CLOSED)
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hundred Acre Wood Other Place (CLOSED)
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hope Pathology Other Place (CLOSED)
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lunate Area 51 (CLOSED)
 69
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
New Mexican Rodeo Other Place (CLOSED)
 59
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Flaming Pellets Other Place (CLOSED)
 116
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Instant Gratification Area 51 (CLOSED)
 74
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Waco not Hueco Area 51 (CLOSED)
 46
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Betty Bravo Mud Hueco (CLOSED)
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
U Boat Other Place (CLOSED)
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Low Brow Other Place (CLOSED)
 52
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Brown Star Brilliant Pebble (CLO…
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Depth Charge Other Place (CLOSED)
 62
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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