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The narrow and shady north face, known also as The Lizard Head for it's resemblence to one from the west, is home to a small collection of sport routes that range from 5.8-5.10.
Take the trail from the northern parking area, which passes beneath the Incinerator Wall and leads directly to the wall.
6 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Motherlode Rock - North Face:
Whiptail 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Powder Keg 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Short Fuse 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Nitroglycerine 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Short Fuse 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - North Fac...
The first half of this route involves slab climbing past two bolts which leads to a short but gently overhanging headwall where the crux is to be found. A sequential series of moves past the third bolt gain the last bolt and the crux, which involves a strenuous lieback to gain a jug, after the jug a few moves up and over reach the anchors.There's a bit of rope drag on the lip so it's best to rap off as opposed to lowering. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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