The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at Mt. Olive Rock

South Central

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South Side of the Sky 5.11a (Trad) *****

First Ascent: Martin Hackworth, Ron Martin in 1986
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Climb the obvious, thin left-facing dihedral anchors under the massive roof at the top.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Unknown

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Submitted by: caribe
Date: Dec 1st, 2013

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Date: Jan 27th, 2009

Submitted by: Michiza
Date: Oct 17th, 2006

Submitted by: Michiza
Date: Oct 17th, 2006

Submitted by: Michiza
Date: Oct 17th, 2006


ray said on January 13th, 2003
This route is a must do.
Party Boy said on July 12th, 2003
Posion Ivy around the anchors in the summer
J-Rock said on May 14th, 2004
I wish there were more aesthetic dihedrals like this one in the Red. Check out "Tradisfaction" 5.10a at Muir Valley. Another must do.
Michiza said on September 24th, 2006
I climbed it today and cleaned some of the stuff growing around the anchors and the beginning. It didn't look like poison ivy. At least I hope it wasn't. Great rout! Should stay in good shape for a while till the stuff grows back up there.
goodguy said on September 25th, 2006
As far as I know, it is Poison Ivy. Thanks though!
RRO said on September 26th, 2006
pretty sure its the itchy stuff. now thats taking one for the team .
Michiza said on October 17th, 2006
Yah yah, those stupid foreigners... we don't have poison ivy in Germany. Now I got a pretty good itching rash on both my arms. If you do the route, bring a stick clip to clip the anchors ;)
cliftongifford said on April 26th, 2010
tried to clear the poison ivy but it's in there pretty good... It's also all around the base of this climb as well.
Cromper said on December 22nd, 2011
Fixed a nut right before the crux on this guy. I need to remember to bring a nut tool to the crag! Any way it will probably come out pretty easy with a nut tool; free booty.
dustonian said on February 12th, 2013
Spectacular route!
symardila said on February 15th, 2013
Poison ivy at the anchors will flare up very little if any this coming season
dustonian said on February 15th, 2013
we'll see about that... ojala que si
dfspau2 said on December 19th, 2013
This thing is awesome! Great moves between good rests...
rjackson said on July 20th, 2014
Many thanks to whoever added the chains to the anchors. Much better! I actually carried some up there to take care of it and was pleasantly surprised. Also, took down the tree that had grown over into the wall. And, no poison ivy at all up at the anchors, only an armada of spiders...