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The east face of Motherlode Rock is fairly long wall with a high concentration of climbs on the left side and only a few routes on the rest of the rock. Climbs here tend to be on the short side but feature excellent rock and protection. Morning sun and afternoon shade.
Easily reached from the vicinty of The Ampitheatre (Claim Jumper Wall, Gunsmoke Wall or Thunderbird Wall) by a network of trails or from the northern parking area by another series of trails.
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Motherlode Rock - East Face:
Psychedelic Sluice 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Fire in the Hole 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Golden Nugget 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Lodestone 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Out of Our Mines 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Black Bart 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Motherlode 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Motherlode Rock - East Face
Black Bart 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - East Face
Climb a vertical, black face with edges up and left past three bolts to a ledge, then continue up the slab above past two more bolts to a difficult crux that's not especially fun. Once past the crux, one more bolt of easy climbing leads to the top. It's possible on the upper portion to cut left into the corner and stem your way up as you reach right to clip the bolts - this keeps the grade at 5.10 and makes the route more enjoyable.This was one of the first routes on the wall and originally had ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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