Table Rock

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If you’re up for a challenging traditional climb, you need to consider Table Rock. Don’t be discouraged by the approach, it is a fantastic climb and well worth it.

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Logan Waddell

Destination Distance From Downtown

2.8 miles

Difficulty

5 of 5 diamonds

5

Time To Complete

1 Day

Seasonality

Fall-Winter

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

Yes

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Land Website

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Review

Table Rock is located within Table Rock State Park in Pickens County South Carolina. The cliff face is visible from Highway 11, which grabs the attention of anyone driving past it,  but the approach to Table Rock is tough. The trail to get to the wall is steep and quite difficult; the most experienced hiker can usually get there in around 2 hours. Before entering the park, sign in at the park office and get your hands on a topo map. Let the park ranger know where you plan on going, and when you will be there. The ranger will also help you find the trail to the cliff face. Once at the wall, which is a 350 foot tall slab of granite, you will see two established routes: Stone Wall Action-5.11c 4 pitches, and Reflections- 5.8 A3 7 pitches. Climbing table rock is prohibited during Peregrine Falcon nesting season: January 1st through August 15th, which works out anyway, as it’s best to climb Table Rock in November or December due to less humidity. If you’re up for a challenging traditional climb, you need to consider Table Rock. Don’t be discouraged by the approach, it is a fantastic climb and well worth it.

Location

Table Rock

Old Penitentiary Parking Area
Boise, ID,
43.603673, -116.16256

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