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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.5 4 - 8 12

Directions to Left Field

This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Park in the designated Sore Heel Hollow parking area and locate the standard trail. Follow the trail uphill for a few minutes until you see the second trail on your left and a sign indicating the Left Field climbing area.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture


Flee From Fixer Trad 5.5
Climb the face and flake just left of Return to Zoe. Try not to hit your belayer with choss. Steepness:


Return to Zoe Trad 5.6
Climb the dihedral just left of Lowered Expectations for about 30 ft. Shares anchors with Flee From Fixer. Steepness:


Lowered Expectations aka Sandy's Ass Cherry Sport 5.5
As the approach trail meets the wall, walk left of the blunt arete a few feet to locate this line on a less than vertical face. Climb through large holds, angling right to the anchors. Steepness:


Apoplectic Chick from Missouri Sport 5.10a
Begin right and around the corner from the previous line and climb through an overhanging section to a blank face. Negotiate past the blank section then continue on larger holds to the anchors. Steepness:


Autograph Sport 5.11a
Begin a few feet right of the previous line. Climb to a large and comfy sidepull then make a big move to a jug. Pump through the overhanging remainder past a couple of bulges to the anchors. Steepness:


Come to Me Marie Trad 5.8
Walk right about 20 feet from Autograph to locate a wide dihedral. Stem the dihedral until you are forced to dive into the chimney. Shimmey up to chain anchors. Steepness:


If Trango Could Whistle Trad 5.8
Locate a wide crack splitting the face 20 feet right of the previous line. Ascend the crack using mainly face holds and throwing in a couple chickenwings. Pass over the occasional bulge and top out. Steepness:


Hopscotch Sport 5.11a
Walk right to locate a wall with several bolted lines. This is the first on the left end of the wall. Begin by climbing to a ledge 15 feet up, passing one bolt along the way. Climb the slab to a bulge near the top. Steepness:


No love for Charlie Sport 5.11a
Begin on the same ledge as the previous line but move right on the ledge five feet from the previous line. Fight the pump past sustained edge climbing to the anchors. Steepness:


Jet Lag Sport 5.9
Walk right from the previous lines under a large overhang to a set of three routes which begin on the right side of the overhang. This is the first route encountered and begins by climbing a fat flake leading to a small bulge. Pull the bulge and contine on big ledges to the anchors. Steepness:


Thru Space and Time Sport 5.10a
Step right from the previous line a few feet uphill to locate the next bolted line which begins beneath a small roof feature 10 feet up. Balance up to the feature then tech your way up the remaining enjoyable face to the anchors. Steepness:
adventerous-1 : technical-1


Jack Move Sport 5.11b
Move right from the previous line about 15 feet uphill to the next bolted line beginning with two slopey holds. Grab the slopers, find a foot and move up left to a jug. Tiptoe up the face to a tough long move mid-way. Finesse over a bulge then run to the anchors on larger holds. Steepness:


skibum said on May 26th, 2005
my son and I climbed,on gear, the left leaning dihedral crack left of 'lowered expectations' with a traverse at the top to the anchors on 'low expect'. date was 4/15/05. it would mean the world to him if this was a fa. too bad 'father and son' is taken. nice crack 45' maybe 5.6 with the traverse.
said on July 20th, 2005
John Bronaugh top roped this route before his death in August of 2004.
SCIN said on November 25th, 2006
Parking Area GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.65139, Longitude 83.71667