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The Big Cliffs are on private property.

This area was not on Mountain Project to keep the local climbers accessing this valuable resource to a minimum. 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 to not set up a Top Rope from the top of the cliff on most of the climbs and if you must, 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. The last climber to climb the route can then either lower off (recommended) or rappel from the permanent steel carabiners and clean the route. These anchors are costly and take more than money to replace, please do not top rope directly off the permanent anchors.

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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
 22
Classic Corner Crack
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 13
Easy Does It 5.5
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 17
Bursitis
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Always Saturday
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Beach Party
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 40
Footloose and Finger Free
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Spock Lives
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
A Little Something
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Nick of Time
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Obession
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Nightmare's Right Side
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 21
Coordinate Covalent Bonding
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Frodo Lives
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Learning to Fly
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Corner Crack 5. The Pit
 22
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Easy Does It 5.5 4. Front Wall
 13
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Bursitis 5. The Pit
 17
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Always Saturday 4. Front Wall
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Beach Party 4. Front Wall
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Footloose and Finger Free 3. Right Main Wall
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Beam Me Up, Scotty 2. Left Main Wall
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Spock Lives 3. Right Main Wall
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
A Little Something 4. Front Wall
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nick of Time 3. Right Main Wall
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Obession 4. Front Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nightmare's Right Side 3. Right Main Wall
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Coordinate Covalent Bonding 3. Right Main Wall
 21
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Frodo Lives 2. Left Main Wall
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Learning to Fly 3. Right Main Wall
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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