May 11, 2012

A Modern South Park

Those of you who have climbed at South Park can agree that it's some of the most unique basalt climbing in the area. The routes require a healthy dose of endurance and a good understanding of climbing choss to stomach the majority of the routes. Pinches, slopers, crimps, side-pulls, and big moves are the norm. Most of the routes are overhanging and relatively long when compared to other nearby areas. In short, South Park is our fitness crag.

A few of the more modern routes stand out in both quality of movement and difficulty. Here's a photo spread of my current favorite South Park Routes.

Drive-By Trucker 5.12c
This route has a bit of everything!
Heather Lords

Heather Lords

Heather Lords
 EDS 5.13a
A brilliant steep route requiring power and endurance from the ground to the anchors.
Stephen Elmer

Stephen Elmer

Stephen Elmer
 In Between Days 5.12d
A powerful overhanging route with a long crux section and big air time if you blow the crux!
Dean Lords

Dean Lords

Temptation 5.12b 

  
Temptation 5.12b. Big moves with jugs and crimps! STEEP!