Elevation: 541 ft
GPS: 37.599, -89.193 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sam Spuds on Jan 6, 2014
Admins: Aaron Mc, Dave Hug
Access Issue: Stick Clipping Is Highly Recommended Details

Description

The Devils Standtable Area is the main bouldering area in the park. Many boulder problems have been put up and this page will continually be updated with more and more information.

To help make this area easier to navigate via mountain project, the specific spots will be alphabetically grouped in the order you would walk to by coming up the main trail. The main trail from the parking lot leads to the Gill Roof first, and from there every other area continues on to the right.

Great sandstone bouldering as well as some traditional lead climbing opportunities are available. Perfect place for a day trip since it is so close to Carbondale. Camping is available at the Giant City Park Campgrounds.

Resources

[[Illinois Climbers Association]]ilclimbers.org
Founded in 2002. The Illinois Climbers Association is a charitable organization representing the climbers of Illinois. We are dedicated to preserving climbing and bouldering access in Illinois through education, conservation, and cooperation.

Mission

The Illinois Climbers Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to:

  1. Promote and support conservation and preservation of both rock climbing and bouldering areas, and their respective natural resources in Illinois
  2. Encourage optimal recreational use of Illinois outdoor climbing resources through land stewardship education and by facilitating cooperation between climbers, private land owners, and public land managers
  3. Encourage and promote the development of policies and practices that will preserve climbing and bouldering areas in Illinois

HELP THE ICA RETRO-BOLT GIANT CITY! 
**PLEASE DONATE**
Click HERE to donate towards the Illinois Climber Association's retro-bolting cause. The ICA has been instrumental in conserving access to the climbing at GIANT CITY. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact them.

Getting There

From Carbondale get onto Giant City Park Rd headed south. You will then enter Giant City Park. From there follow the signs to the Devils Stand Table parking lot. The trailhead is across the street from the parking lot. The approach is about 2 minutes to the shelter bluff with the first set of problems. There are several others areas if you follow the trail to the left

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Classic Climbing Routes at Devils Standtable Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
Gulley Cruiser
Sport
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 6
The Scout
Sport
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 3
Merit Badge
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Slip
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Jacks Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
G.C. Blacktop
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Vultures On Parade
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 4
Dining With The Devil
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 3
Chris's Climb
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
1,2,3 (aka The Rasp)
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Canyoneering Route
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Where The Boardwalk Ends
Sport 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
The Silmarillion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gulley Cruiser A: Gill Roof Area
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport
The Scout A: Gill Roof Area
 6
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport
Merit Badge A: Gill Roof Area
 3
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Slip A: Gill Roof Area
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Jacks Crack A: Gill Roof Area
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
G.C. Blacktop A: Gill Roof Area
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Vultures On Parade A: Gill Roof Area
 6
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Dining With The Devil B: The Ampitheater
 4
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Chris's Climb C: Devils Stand Table
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
1,2,3 (aka The Rasp) A: Gill Roof Area
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Canyoneering Route B: The Ampitheater
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Where The Boardwalk Ends B: The Ampitheater
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
The Silmarillion B: The Ampitheater
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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