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East Face of the Elephant's Head (The Caves)  


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Elevation: 2,600'
Location: 34.52691, -118.40171 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 24, 2013
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Description 

To some discerning eyes (and with imagination) this formation appears to be the head of an elephant, facing south. The massive and steep east face of the Elephant Head is the first, and the largest, formation encountered when making the approach to Texas Canyon. The East Face is destinguished by the large caves along the base of the wall. The East Face is labeled as The Caves in Troy Mayr's 2004 Southern California Sport Climbing (3rd edition).

Getting There 

From the parking area, follow the dirt road, west, past the locked gate. The East Face of the Elephant Head is the formation with the caves, as the crags of Texas Canyon come into view.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.3 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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The Elephant Head in all its morning splendor.
The Elephant Head in all its morning splendor.
An exclusive parking area for the road grader.
An exclusive parking area for the road grader.
Climber leading on the East Face of The Chicken.
Climber leading on the East Face of The Chicken.
The East Face of the Elephant Head.
The East Face of the Elephant Head.
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Climber high on the East Face.
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A climber on the east face of The Chicken.
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The eastface of The Chicken.
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Stormy weather approaching at Texas Canyon.
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