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South Side Rock Climbing 

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Hercules Finger-South Face. Photo by Blitzo.


This is the taller and more impressive side with two challenging routes on it's twin aretes - The Main Vein (5.11c) and Shield Your Eyes (5.12c).

Getting There 

Follow a trail from the parking area to the base. The approach from the car takes about 3 minutes or so.

Climbing Season

For the High Desert area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in South Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Side:
The Main Vein   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For South Side
Rock Climbing Photo: The Main Vein. Photo by Blitzo.

The Main Vein 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  California : High Desert : ... : South Side
Start up the left side of the arete for the first three bolts and then move right to finish up the steep arete to anchors. Good movement on this one....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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