Elevation: 1,308 ft
GPS: 39.868, -77.524 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: William Sonoma on Dec 10, 2013
Admins: Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC

Description

ACCESS ALERT!!! GO TO ACCESS TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Pond Bank-White Rocks can be frustrating at first to navigate (locate areas/routes). Locate landmarks in the photos, photos are your friend here for navigating due to so many (similar) features. Hopefully this helps:

Areas starting from closest to the parking lot (starting far south for white rocks and heading North; if you're facing the cliff line this list is right to left):

1 - Rock one (closest to forest road)
2 - Indian rocks
3 - Hidden delights
4 -Lonely slabs
5 - Last of the summer wine
6 - Hard scramble corner
7 - Zorro was here
8 - Coroners south (just coroners on mtn proj)
Coroners north (just coroners on mtn proj)
9 - Calvin`s slab
10 - Pillar #2
11 - Jim`s throne
12 - Angulation wall
13 - Glen`s roof area
14 - Craggy Pines
15 - Binocular rocks
16 - Pulpit area
17 - White Rocks Bouldering (no trail to most)

Getting There

From the parking lot described in the main Pond Banks area, follow the dirt road north.

Access

Currentlly, White Rocks (and Brown Rocks) at Pond Bank are access sensitive. The original parking area has been blocked by private landowners due to trespassing, graffiti, and drug activity. SCPC has built a positive relationship with the private landowners, the water authority, and Michaux State Forest. All parties are working towards a common goal of new parking area for climbers/hikers and preserving this great local resource. Stay connected to SCPC's social media outlets and feel free to reach out with any questions or to get more involved. ​www.scpclimbers.org​​​

Until the parking area becomes remedied, please park far up the gravel road past the old parking and be discrete as well as respectful at the site. You may also go climbing at Shaffer's Rock which has an updated parking area and no access issues. Thank you!

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Classic Climbing Routes at White Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 15
Patriot Act
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 40
Jim's Throne
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 10
MeatHead
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 15
Calvin Corner
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Super Crack aka Wise Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Thin Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Mister Gut Wrench
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Cal's Ceiling
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Surf The Boogie
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Glen’s Roof aka Linda Screams
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Angulation
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
R.H. Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Nasty Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Pigs in Space
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Eves Rib
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Patriot Act 9 - Calvin's Slabs
 15
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Jim's Throne 11 - Jim's Wall
 40
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
MeatHead 7 - Zorro Was Here Area
 10
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Calvin Corner 9 - Calvin's Slabs
 15
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Super Crack aka Wise Crack 12 - Angulation Wall
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Thin Crack 11 - Jim's Wall
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mister Gut Wrench 10 - Pillar 2
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Cal's Ceiling 9 - Calvin's Slabs
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Surf The Boogie 12 - Angulation Wall
 18
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Glen’s Roof aka Linda Scre… 13 - Glen's Roof Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Angulation 12 - Angulation Wall
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
R.H. Crack 11 - Jim's Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nasty Crack 11 - Jim's Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pigs in Space 8 - Coroner's Area
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Eves Rib 13 - Glen's Roof Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
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