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Chasing Sticks S 
Choss Temple Pilots S 
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive S 
Double Down S 
Dutch Oven S 
Fix, The S 
Frictionary S,TR 
Hood Surfing In Socks S 
Killer Fish Taco S 
Monkey Bob S,TR 
Platinum Curl S 
South Crack T,TR 
Touch, The T,S 
Vitamin V S 
Wavy Gravy S 

South Face  


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Description 

The most popular area at the Sport Park: lots of moderate routes packed into a fairly small area. Often sees crowds of climbers and dogs. A great place to hang out and socialize as you move from route to route. Morning sun makes this a good choice for cooler days.

Routes on the left side of the South Face:

A. Choss Temple Pilots, 8+, 1p, bolts.
B. Killer Fish Taco, 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. The Fix, 11-, 1p, bolts.
D. South Crack, 8, 1p, 60', gear.

Routes on a west-facing wall in the middle of the South Face:

E. Chasing Sticks, 9, 1p, bolts.
F. Vitamin V, 10-, 1p, bolts, 50'.
G. Wavy Gravy, 10-, 1p, bolts, 50'.
H. Dutch Oven, 9, 1p, bolts, 50'.
I. Monkey Bob, 8-, 1p, bolts. Overhang.

Routes on the right side of the South Face:

J. Hood Surfing in Socks, 11, 1p, bolts.
K. Platinum Curl, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. The Touch, 8, 1p, bolts.
M. Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive, 9+, 1p, bolts.
N. Double Down, 7 or 9+, 1p, bolts, 50'.
O. Frictionary, 7, 1p, bolts. Slab.

Getting There 

Follow direction for Surprising Crag. The trail comes up to the crag near the route Monkey Bob.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

15 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Face:
The Touch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
The Fix   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Killer Fish Taco   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive.  The lower section can...

Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : South Face
This route is on the right side of the south face of Surprising Crag, just right of The Touch and left of Double Down. It starts at a corner whose right face is split by a thin crack.Climb the face and crack past two bolts. You can use the corner left of the bolts or the hand crack right of the bolts; both variations are about 5.8. Just using the thin crack and face by the bolts is a lot harder (10 a/b).Head to the upper face and climb steep rock past 3 more bolts. A 10a crux is at...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Climber on Surprising Crag, enjoying the view.
Climber on Surprising Crag, enjoying the view.
Routes on the left side of the south face of Surpr...
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the left side of the south face of Surpr...
Double Down.  The 10a crux is a thin face move pas...
BETA PHOTO: Double Down. The 10a crux is a thin face move pas...
The west-facing wall on the South Face of Surprisi...
BETA PHOTO: The west-facing wall on the South Face of Surprisi...
Platinum Curl.  The crux is turning the roof past ...
BETA PHOTO: Platinum Curl. The crux is turning the roof past ...
Monkey Bob.  The crux is turning the roof between ...
BETA PHOTO: Monkey Bob. The crux is turning the roof between ...
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive.  The lower section can...
BETA PHOTO: Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive. The lower section can...
Hood Surfing In Socks.  The crux is moving past a ...
BETA PHOTO: Hood Surfing In Socks. The crux is moving past a ...
Frictionary.  The easiest route at the Sport Park....
BETA PHOTO: Frictionary. The easiest route at the Sport Park....

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By Ricky Martin
From: Davis, CA
Jul 8, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 
Hi, just went to sport park today and had a great time. Unfortunately, I left my sunglasses at the bottom of Chasing Sticks. We left around 3:00 and I was wearing a blue shirt (that is admittedly too tight)so if you want to return them my number is 530-219-9140 or email ricky.travel@gmail.com

I can swing by your house, meet you at the crag or buy a couple of beers to pick them up.

Thanks,
Ricky

Edit: They are black Smith Stance Sunglasses.