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3rd Rail, The T 
Bears in Heat T 
Blade Runner T 
Blood, Sweat, and Smears T 
Blownout T 
Borderline T,S 
Cloud Nine T 
Couchmaster T 
Cruisin' T 
Excalibur T,S 
Fear of Flying T 
Flying Dutchman T 
Flying Swallow T 
Free for All T 
Free For All, Direct T 
Free for Some T 
Fresh Squeeze T 
Jensen's ridge T 
Jill's Thrill T 
Link-up: Free for All/Dod's Jam/Dastardly Crack T 
Little Wing T 
Lost Warriors T 
Norseman, The S 
Old Warriors Never Die S 
Pipeline T 
Reasonable Richard T 
Rhythm Method S 
Right Gull T 
Rise Up T 
Rock Police T 
Sky Fishermen (free variation of Grunge Book) T,S 
South East Corner T 
Stone Rodeo S 
Wild Turkeys T 
Windsurfer T 
Windwalker T 
Winter Delight T,S 
Young Warriors T 

South Face Rock Climbing 

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Beacon Rock is open from July 15, 2016 through February 1st, 2017. See note for more details. MORE INFO >>>


This is the main Beacon Rock climbing area, accessible from the east end of the parking lot via a well built trail.

Getting There 

Park at the east end of the Beacon Rock parking lot, and walk down the trail past the east face until you reach the South face routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
South East Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Cruisin'   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Little Wing   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Free for All   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Right Gull   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 300'   
Jill's Thrill   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Young Warriors   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Free For All, Direct   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Windsurfer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Blownout   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   
Flying Dutchman   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Winter Delight   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Link-up: Free for All/Dod's Jam/Dastardly Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Rise Up   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Blood, Sweat, and Smears   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Free for Some   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Pipeline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Windwalker   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Ken, in the thin fingers section of Blood Sweat an...

Blood, Sweat, and Smears 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : South Face
Blood, Sweat, and Smears follows a dihedral with an obvious, small triangular roof. The belay stance for the pitch is down and left from the young tree that is growing near Flying Circus. Commence up left from the belay, get some tricky gear in, pull up onto the small square ledge, and get your smear on for the next 160 feet. The crux comes about 30-40 feet up, getting up a smooth section of the dihedral and through a small roof. Up higher, you'll have to navigate around a small sapling befor...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By peachy spohn
Oct 1, 2015
Two things: I left gear on Sky Fisherman - it is for a redpoint burn, so please don't remove it. And, I have started cleaning Smooth Dancer for a free ascent. It will add a great new free variation to the wall and will probably clock in around mid 5.12. I should have it ready to go by mid/late October.

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