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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 

Left Side 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 13, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: The taller, more impressive left side of the 8000 ...

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.


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['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'   
Princess Vicious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Setting up for the crux on El Rayo (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag

El Rayo 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Left Side
Perhaps the best route on the face, this climbs clean cracks in the upper face right of Out of Sight.Start up either Community Service or Keep Hope Alive as an approach pitch, clip the anchors and then climb either side of the diamond-shaped block (5.10) to finish up face past a bolt. Mistakenly rated 5.11a in previous guides, this is nowhere near that difficult and is a highly recommended route of the area. ...[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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