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Welcome to Big Rock

5.7, Trad, 85 ft,  Avg: 2.7 from 7 votes
FA: Ben Chapman & Pam Neal (December 2018)
California > Inland Empire > Big Rock Area > Main Slab
Access Issue: Rebolting Complete! Details

Description

Excellent friction and small edges lead up the face to a broad shallow groove and a bulge. Move right and pull the bulge on positive holds. Continue climbing on knobs and flakes to the anchor above a raised dike. Welcome to Big Rock has its own anchor somewhat higher than those on either side.

Location

Welcome to Big Rock climbs the slab between Raging Slab and the Hard Trough. Begin climbing from a level stance behind a large block.

Protection

8 bolts & Fixe Ring Anchor. Welcome to Big Rock has its own independent anchor situated somewhat higher than the anchors for the routes on either side.

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Lorrie Freilich leading WTBR on her new Sterling 9.4 rope.
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photo by Pam Neal.
[Hide Photo] Lorrie Freilich leading WTBR on her new Sterling 9.4 rope. photo by Pam Neal.
Belay View
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The start. Nice and well protected. To the right of New Route, and very fun moves.
[Hide Photo] The start. Nice and well protected. To the right of New Route, and very fun moves.
Area location for Welcome to Big Rock.
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[Hide Comment] It looks like this route was established in the past week or so (12/17 - 12/21 time frame). Dust from the bolt placements was noticeable throughout the route. I'm just surprised about the number of bolts since BR is notorious for the heady runouts. It felt more like a sport route. Fun route with great friction and good quality rock. Dec 22, 2018
C Miller
CA
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Decent climbing with generous bolting that feels out of character with the surrounding routes but provides a nice, safe warm-up to get your slab on; a little rough around the edges but it will clean up nicely. Dec 30, 2019