Elevation: 1,012 ft
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Shared By: Courtney Curtner on Oct 16, 2018
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Description

The Big Cliffs are on private property. Climbing has been going on here for decades, so past practice is used here. There are a few trad routes mixed in with mostly bolted routes. Older bolts have mostly been replaced as of 2018; as always use your own judgement when considering a route. Most of the bolted lines climb between drill marks from the old sandstone quarry. Top roping can be challenging here due to the rotten top portion of the cliff which leads to better rock below. If you do Top Rope or Rappel here, be very cautious of the loose rock at the top section of the cliffs. There is a 3 bolt rappel station on top of The Pit that is a good place to practice rappelling.

It’s best not to set up a Top Rope from the top of the cliff on most of the climbs. If possible, one person leads the route, then sets up a top rope by attaching their gear to the permanent anchors. If you must set up the Top Rope from the top of the cliff, please be careful and try not to knock down loose rocks.

Most of the anchors at Logtown have permanent steel carabiners attached; please attach your own gear to the anchors for Top Roping. The last climber to climb the route can then either lower off(recommended) or rappel off the permanent steel carabiners and clean the route. These anchors are costly and take time to replace, please do not Top Rope directly off the permanent anchors.

Getting There

Big Cliffs: From the Parking Lot, face the bike trail and locate the brown and white climber sign. Walk to this sign and up some stone stairs to the bike trail (the top of the stone steps are near the start of a fence). Turn left and walk to the end of the fence, passing faint climber signs painted on about every 6th post. A few feet past the fence, turn right and follow the stone steps up to the Big Cliffs. Routes are numbered from left (1. Back Wall) to right (6. The Pit).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 16
Classic Corner Crack
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 9
Easy Does It 5.5
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Bursitis
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Always Saturday
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
The Overhang
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Slippery as an Eells
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Spock Lives
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Just for the Fun of It
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Beach Party
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 29
Footloose and Finger Free
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
A Little Something
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Coordinate Covalent Bonding
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Corner Crack 5. The Pit
 16
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Easy Does It 5.5 4. Front Wall
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Bursitis 5. The Pit
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Always Saturday 4. Front Wall
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Overhang 4. Front Wall
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Slippery as an Eells 2. Left Main Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Spock Lives 3. Right Main Wall
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Just for the Fun of It 1. Back Wall
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Beach Party 4. Front Wall
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Footloose and Finger Free 3. Right Main Wall
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Beam Me Up, Scotty 2. Left Main Wall
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
A Little Something 4. Front Wall
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Coordinate Covalent Bonding 3. Right Main Wall
 18
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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