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BETA PHOTO: Looking up the 1st pitch of ES-2
Middle route, two pitches. Nice view at the top but the second anchor can't see the first and there's some traffic noise from the freeway so you might have a hard time hearing partners. Second pitch has even more vegetation to hang a rope on.
See the area description for more information, all three are very similar.
Middle route just past the log, rap off with single 50m+ rope.
About 6 bolts on each pitch, two sets of anchors with chains.
BETA PHOTO: View of the belay ledge at the top of 2nd pitch of...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down from the top of 2nd pitch of ES-2
BETA PHOTO: Bolts at the top of 2nd pitch of ES-2
BETA PHOTO: Looking up the 2nd pitch of ES-2
BETA PHOTO: Bolts at the top of 1st pitch of ES-2
Dec 17, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
This is not PG-13 in any way. If the concern is falling before the first bolt and tumbling off the cliff behind, there is a belay bolt that could be clipped with a long runner. The bolts on this are VERY closely spaced for a slab climb. I use this route to dial in simulclimbing with my partners. VERY safe and easy...probably not even 5.6, but x38 is soft.
Aug 2, 2013
This is an extremely easy route. Very tacky rock. We used this as a practice run for mutli-pitch climbing, and it turned out to be a good starting point. More like a 5.4/5.5.
Jul 27, 2014
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Again, similar to the adjacent routes, this one is way soft for the 5.6 grade. I'd say 5.3 or 5.4 at the most (try climbing a 5.6 at Joshua Tree to compare and you'll see what I mean). A very fun climb nonetheless if you do both pitches. Good choice for introducing a novice climber to multipitch climbing.