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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:
Fun Police 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Whiptail 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Powder Keg 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Nitroglycerine 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Short Fuse 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Motherlode Rock - North Face
Smackdown 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - North Fac...
Locate this route on the right side of the north face - just left of Whiptail (5.9) on a slabby section of rock. Climb a short vertical face (crux) which quickly slabs out at the second bolt. From here the climb wanders up the slab to a steep finish, which involves handrailing out right along a horizontal crack to a shared anchor with Whiptail. The name comes from a slab-smacking fall (which earned a fractured ankle) by one of the members of the FA party (not me). ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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