BETA PHOTO: The Bowling Alley Direct topo
The mulipitch climbs on this wall follow the ribs, gullies, and points that make up the South face. All belays are in relatively safe locations but these routes have seen very few ascents so expect rock fall and loose holds. Helmets are absolutely required. Just go for the biggest and best cobbles you can find and have fun! This aspect receives all day sun but the high elevation can mitigate warm temperatures.
Easily observed from the parking lot and the shortest approach at Pinto. Simply walk up the obvious trail and make a left at the lowest toe of the formation. (1-5 minutes)
Climbing Season For the Southwest Cascades area.
Weather station 12.7 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Cobbles 101 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine, 5 pitches, 430'
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Cobbles 101 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WA
: Southwest Cascades
: ... : South Face
Welcome to Cobbles 101! This route begins on the prow just left of the gully for "Bowling Alley". The crux (if there is one) is just a quick move off the ground. From there, the climbing stays quite moderate yet enjoyable with some decent exposure in areas. Excellent route for developing your "cobbletrust" skills. P1: 5.7 - Clip the first bolt overhead, mantle to small ledge and continue up the edge of a cobblestone staircase. 6 clips...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
BETA PHOTO: Printable topo