Jesse Climbing Big Rock
This is the obvious Big Rock outcropping at the center of the Rocks of Sharon area.
The Standard Route (4th class to 5.4) is the classic Spokane scramble that many non technical climbers do regularly.
Many traditional crack routes are scattered all around this large outcropping and many FA's were claimed in the 1960's.
Big Rock also hosts a few excellent sport climbs on solid stone.
You will encounter Big Rock by hiking 15 minutes up the Rocks of Sharon access trail from the parking area. The main access trail heads North along the East face of Big Rock to where the trail narrows and branches to the East and West. From here, the North face of Big Rock is located to the left on the West trail, and the Rookie Wall and Gem Stone are located by heading right on the East trail.
Climbing Season For the Rocks of Sharon area.
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Big Rock
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B.O.B. 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Washington
: Northeast Corner & Spokane
: ... : West Face
This route can probably be done in one pitch, but there would be a lot of rope drag.First Pitch: Starts off with low grade slap climbing then gradually gets steeper at the crux before turning left and heading towards the chains. Second Pitch: Climb up the 3 bolt chimney while trying to avoid getting stuck in it. The chains are at the top of the chimney, or you can scramble up a bit further to another set of chains that can be rapeled off....[more] Browse More Classics in Washington
Mid summer view south across the Palouse from the ...
By Joe Sambataro
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 15, 2013
Access is now from a parking lot from the Stevens Creek trailhead. The acquisition of Big Rock was completed by Dishman Hills Natural Areas Association in 2009. Access Fund provided some matching funds for surveying this new parking area and DHNAA finished improvements to the new parking area in 2012.
By Clif McIntosh
From: Anchorage, Alaska
Mar 28, 2015
- Fires, Camping, Hunting, Shooting and Motorized Vehicles are not allowed on any property owned by the DHNAA/DHC. No camping at the Crag.