Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Acropolis




Turns out there is climbing right behind Copper Ridge! From Falcon Dr head down Northstar, turn right on the last road and park at the pump house.  From there head directly down the bank where the sticks on the ground make a clear path.  If you found the right spot you will come to a sweet tree house, go under the tree house and stay kinda right through the marsh ( I put a board down on the ground to help avoid the water).  From there you will pick up a blue ribbon trail, stay kinda right and follow it to the edge of the valley.  From this point you will be able to see the Acropolis (see attached photo). We have some plans for this site but as of right now there is only 1 established route and its on the SE face. This site is still very dirty so be very careful and expect rock fall! This route is unnamed and is quite hard……what you don’t realized until you on it is how over hung it really is.  My guess is that its in the low 5.11’s (because its so sustained).  That said the couple times I’ve tried this pumpy brute, it was allot of fun. The Acropolis needs a lot of work but offers some great climbing real close to home!


9 comments:

  1. I always wondered what that beauty was called.

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  2. Hey Gary - Sean McFarland showed me this area few years ago and we climbed there a few times and put in the bolts. At the time I thought it should be called "Vinyl Village" although your choice certainly has more class. I think the one route is actually about a 10c or d and the other is mid 11.
    Cheers, Sean

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  3. Thanks Sean, the name credit actually goes to Craig Church. Hey any thoughts on names for the two routes you guys put up?

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  4. Any chance we could get an update on what climbs are out here?

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