Arid Piles - Northwest Face
This portion of the Arid Piles has the highest concentration of routes with close to twenty routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12c with a fairly even mix of crack and face routes. Morning shade and afternoon sun.
Some of the better routes here are the finger crack of Mr. Bunny Quits
(5.10a), the exhilarating Edge of Doom
(5.10c), the stemming testpiece 29 Palms
(5.11d) and the technical and brilliant Quickstone (5.12c R).
Approach from the end of the Lost Horse Road or the parking area at Real Hidden Valley, although the latter is slightly shorter timewise. The approach takes 10-20 minutes depending upon your starting point.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
10 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arid Piles - Northwest Face:
Edge of Doom 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
29 Palms 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Arid Piles-Northwest Face. Photo by Blitzo.