Elevation: 283 ft
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Shared By: Micah Klesick on Feb 5, 2018 with improvements by Adam Baylor and 1 other
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: CLOSURES: South and East Faces Details

Description

The West Side is accessed by a short trail that cuts off to the right from the main Beacon Rock hikers summit trail.  Look for a faint path to the right about 30 feet after the "Weed Seed" foot brush station and the very minor railing and bridge.  If you hike up the rock, you've gone too far.  Hike down to the base of the west side.  

Watch out for poison oak, scorpions and falling rock!  

Getting There

Follow the trail from the parking lot towards the main cliff trail. The trail for the West Face cuts of to the right just before the switchbacks to the gate.  Look for cairns as you enter the boulder field.  An upper and lower climber trail cuts directly to the base of the new routes where crude belay platforms have been constructed.  
Lower down on the West Side, Labyrinth (5.8R), can be climbed to access the "Upper West Side" climbs such as Hard Times, Rip City and Lay Lady Lay.  However, the upper dihedrals are plagued with poison oak.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Face

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Hazy Daze
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Slow Train
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Tourist Attraction
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Arrested Development
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 5
Kingpin
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Separation Anxiety
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 3
Time Bandits
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hazy Daze
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Slow Train
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tourist Attraction
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Arrested Development
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kingpin
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Separation Anxiety
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Time Bandits
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
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