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Lower Elbow Room Rock Climbing 

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South-facing wall directly across from Gorgeous. One of the very best options on cool winter days. Also one of the first walls to bake during warmer weather.

Generally, Lower Elbow Room is home to high-quality moderate routes (including the outstanding "Slip 'n Slide," 5.9) and is a good destination for intermediate climbers.

Getting There 

From the base of Gorgeous, head very slightly down stream and cross the creek. Follow a climbers trail up the talus to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Upper Gorge area.

Weather station 19.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Elbow Room

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Elbow Room:
P.D. Time   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Slip 'n Slide   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 115'   
Quail Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pet Trackers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Quail Trail   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kathy Boussina nears the lower crux of "Slip ...

Slip 'n Slide 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Lower Elbow Room
Four bolts of slab climbing (with a 5.9 crux encountered after the fourth bolt) leads to a striking hand crack. Follow bolts up this beautiful, sustained crack which gets steeper and steeper with height. Simply awesome!The route can be climbed as one long pitch or broken down into two. With a single 50 or 60-meter rope, it will take two rappels to get back down. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Jan 29, 2015
Spent half a day building steps from Phoenix to the Slip 'n Slide platform today - about 50-55 rock steps now instead of slippery scree slope.

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