Dilithium Crystal, The
Land of the Giants
Local Trivia Tower
Monkey to Monk Cliff
P.T. Barnum Wall
Staying Power Towers
Supreme Wizard Formation
The northern part of the inner gorge is the most remote part of the gorge and usually least crowded. The gorge is narrower here and there are several old mines and buildings. Towards the southern inner gorge the Dilithium Crystal and the Eldorado Roof provide steeper climbing and higher grades. The Mothership is home to excellent rock and some of the best difficult, technical routes. The southern end also has an old power plant and one of the two toilets in the Gorge.
The inner gorge can be approached by either the central or the upper approach depending on where you want to climb. The upper approach is best for the Narrows and areas North, while the Central is best for Dilithium, Eldorado, and Mothership.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Inner Gorge:
Featured Route For Inner Gorge
Looney Binge 5.12c CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Eldorado Roof
Looney Binge is an absolutely classic endurance testpiece on the underside of the Eldorado Roof. It is way less thuggy than it appears, and makes for a wonderful climb.Begin just left of center on a pile of cheater stones at a weakness in the wall. Climb up past an initial undercling crux (12a) to a no-hands rest. Continue up the short dihedral to the second crux below the roof (12b) which gains a crazy flake system. Follow this off to the right for many clips to a difficult section around a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA