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Elevation: 896 ft 273 m
GPS: 39.9153, -83.85886
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Shared By: Courtney Curtner on Mar 7, 2018
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Description Suggest change

Shaded area on the south side of the river. There are a wide range of routes in this area and some great classic climbs like CTB (5.10b on Amusement Wall), Super Dads (5.10b on Dad's Wall), Recycler (5.12b on Clear Creek Crag), and Slippery When Wet (5.10a on Clear Creek Crag). If you are new to leading outside, Excellent Ella (5.6 on Dad's Wall) is a great first lead! All walls are just off the main trail, so getting to the wall only requires a 2-5 minute hike depending on where you want to climb. Most climbs are bolted sport routes, but some trad lines are also available. Bouldering routes have started to be developed in the area as well so there are great options for everyone.

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking lot, walk past the kiosk and down main stairwell. Turn right at main trail that follows the river. The first wall on your immediate right is the Clear Creek Crag, and on the far end of the main trail you will find the Overpass Area (which is the wall that is on the right side of the river and located by the overpass for SR 68).

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Location: MRG Southeast (aka Darkside) Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at MRG Southeast (aka Darkside)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2+ 5+ PG13
 48
What Just Bit Me
Boulder
V3 6A
 59
Lukewarm Sausage
Boulder
V5 6C
 14
Hang Ten
Boulder
V6 7A
 24
Fresh Squeezed
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 123
Excellent Ella
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Roadside Distraction
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 88
Slingshot
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 78
6 pack
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Wu Who
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 51
Bangarang
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Smokey
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Slippery When Wet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Razor Ledge
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Recycler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
What Just Bit Me Amusement Wall
 48
V2+ 5+ PG13 Boulder
Lukewarm Sausage Amusement Wall
 59
V3 6A Boulder
Hang Ten Amusement Wall
 14
V5 6C Boulder
Fresh Squeezed Fern Buttress
 24
V6 7A Boulder
Excellent Ella Dad's Wall (aka Glass…
 123
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Roadside Distraction Overpass Area > Overpass Wall
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Slingshot Amusement Wall
 88
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Clear Creek Crag
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
6 pack Clear Creek Crag
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wu Who Amusement Wall
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bangarang Amusement Wall
 51
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Smokey Overpass Area > Overpass Wall
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Slippery When Wet Clear Creek Crag
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Razor Ledge Overpass Area > Overpass Wall
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Recycler Clear Creek Crag
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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