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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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Photon Torpedo 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Dilithium Crystal
A sustained mega-classic. Crimp your way up the center of the face, pulling a small "roof" and continuing up a juggy face.Once the crimping starts, expect to keep on crimping for a couple of bolts before it lets up. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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