This is a great area for routes of all grades, many being fairly moderate. This area is becoming increasingly popular and there are many developed lines that are not described in the Williams Guide.
In general, this area goes into the shade in the early afternoon, however, when the leaves are on the trees, most of the routes stay fairly shaded for the entire day.
Follow the Propp's Ridge Road approach for all of the South Side Meadow Crags. At the point where you turn left on to the railroad grade continue for .3 miles to a campsite area on the right. Continue down the road for another .5 miles and park at the 2nd logging road that heads up left. You'll have to drive through 2 large puddles. There are several places to park here, just keep your vehicle off the road and try to park in a manner that maximizes parking for others. Follow the approach trail for a few minutes to reach the cliff. The approach trail puts you at the base of Arresting Start to a Noble Finish, 5.12c on the White Wall.
This area is also easily approached from Area 51 by walking along a faint trail for about 10 minutes.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
34 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Other Place:
D.D. 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Treeiage 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Disco 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Low Brow 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
U Boat 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Submarine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
B-52 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Depth Charge 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b WV
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This is the line to do if you come to this area! Amazing climbing through 2 large roofs with fixed draws the whole way. Climb up the vertical face, making some thin moves before the 1st roof. Climb out the 15 ft roof along a flake to reach the upper face under the next roof. Make a thin traverse right and then head up to pull the 2nd roof (crux). Once you pull the 2nd roof, it's smooth sailing for about 20 feet to the shuts. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By David Arthur Sampson
Dec 29, 2011
It has been almost 10 years since I was last climbing in this area. I am curious; I see no mention of the climb "Arresting Start to a No Bull Finish". Mark and I put up that climb years ago. [EDIT: it is possible that the name has been retained but that the climb has not been posted]
It appears that many of the climbs are not correctly named- when developing this area we [Lee, Mark, Mike, and I among others [Gene and Kenny] had different names, for the most part, than what's listed, if my memory serves me..]). Of course, again, I heard mention that a lot of new development went on and, so, perhaps they have not been posted here.
May 31, 2012
at the end of the other place, there is one trad and two sport slabs according to the William's guidebook. the left most sport is 'yikes', 5.8, what are the names and ratings of the other two? we climbed the rightmost one, it felt like a 5.9.