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L to R R to L Alpha
Blurry S 
Community Service S 
Drift and Die S 
El Rayo T 
Keep Hope Alive S 
Laughing Tiger, The S 
Out of Sight S 
Princess Vicious S 
Talk to Me S 

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Elevation: 8,100'
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 13, 2006
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Description 

This is the taller and more impressive portion of the crag that despite it's broken appearances offers a number of fun climbs on solid and highly featured granite.

Many of the climbs here are fairly new and see little traffic so don't be surprised if they seem a bit dirty.

Routes listed from left to right -

Blurry (5.8)
Drift and Die (5.10a)
Out of Sight (5.10b)
Community Service (5.10a)
Keep Hope Alive (5.10b)
El Rayo (5.10b)
Princess Vicious (5.11b)
Talk to Me (5.11a)


Getting There 

Carefully cross Highway 38, follow a trail down to the crag, and then walk left a short distance to reach this portion of the crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.8 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Side:
The Laughing Tiger   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 55'   
Out of Sight   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
El Rayo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Princess Vicious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Left Side
Just below the upper crux on Talk to Me (5.11a), 8000 Foot Crag

Talk to Me 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Left Side
A bouldery start over a small roof (5.11-) gains an easy slab and then an interesting section past a short right-facing corner before finishing up a section of balancy face (5.9) with nice exposure and positioning. The route can be started via the obvious hand crack 10' to the right which keeps it at the 5.9 level. This route has cleaned up quite a bit from when it was first established and is now one of the better routes at the crag. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Starting up the overhanging arete on Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Starting up the overhanging arete on Out of Sight ...
Photo/topo for the 8000 Foot Crag (Left Side).
BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for the 8000 Foot Crag (Left Side).
Climber's version of the sword in the stone, 8000 Foot Crag
Climber's version of the sword in the stone, 8000 ...

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