Inner Gorge Rock Climbing
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Kodye and James emerge from the the depths unscath...
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.
Weather station 18.7 miles from here
97 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Inner Gorge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Inner Gorge:
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Enterprise 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : The Dilithium Crystal
One of the four classic "E" routes from Tom Herbert, this Gorge classic takes an amazing line out a substantial roof on the left side of the Dilithium Crystal formation.A vertical face quickly gains the imposing roof (which is much easier than appearances suggest) which is rife with positive holds albeit a bit strenuous. The crux lies just above the lip as you struggle to get established on the slab above; once over it's a matter of holding it together to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Scoping the steeps at the Eldorado Roof photo: Dy...
Kevin Friedrich near the El Dorado; autumn, 2007.
By Ryan Huetter
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 3, 2014
Does anyone have any info about the newer routes between Monkey to Monk and Narrows East? Seem like a bunch right on the corner that are still part of the Narrows formation and then around the corner too.
By Tom Helvie
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 4, 2014
Coming left to right from Monkey to Monk
Clearcut Beaver 12a
Fear of the Facial 11a
Full Stainless Skivvies 12b
AstroBoy 12b (in the guide but new 1st pitch is 5.9 dihedral)
Norman 11b short face up side of pillar below astroboy
?? 10a starts up face and goes right around to slab
next 2 are 5.8 and 5.10 but I can't remember which is which.
The first 3 routes are listed on MP on the Monkey to Monk page and Norman is listed on the Narrows East section.