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Jaws Block/West Side Rock

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A Little Help From My Friends T 
Heave Ho S 
Jaws T,TR 
Kitty Litter T 
O.M.I. T 
Plate Roof TR 
Shut Out! S 
Six Toes S 
Thin in the Middle S 

Jaws Block/West Side Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.1799, -85.81751 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Easy routes on Westside Block. Jaws is on the bac...


Close to the parking lot "pile" that has the classic arete "Jaws" on it.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, walk straight back into a "most obvious" corridor. If you picked the right one, Jaws will be on your left in 100'. It's the "must do" arete... If you picked the wrong corridor you are probably close... There are also a number of unnamed toprope climbs on either side of this block; these can be set up by taking an easy scramble to the top from the north (parking lot) end.

The longer wall opposite the Jaws Block is West Side Rock. This wall continues a good ways on past the Holiday Block area and includes both trad and sport routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jaws Block/West Side Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jaws Block/West Side Rock:
Kitty Litter   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jaws   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 27'   
Six Toes   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Shut Out!   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 45'   
Thin in the Middle   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
A Little Help From My Friends   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Heave Ho   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Jaws 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Alabama : Sand Rock : Jaws Block/West Side Rock
Sweet steep arete...lead, TR (easy scramble to anchors) or boulder.Landing is flat, but it's tall if you go sans rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alabama

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