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Mothership Cliff Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Mothership Cliff, Owens River Gorge, the eastside....


Home to some of the best hard technical routes and some new steeper hard lines. There are also a couple projects in waiting, notably Holey Wars and the extension to Piranha. Also home to some long 5.11's. Excellent rock.

Getting There 

From the bottom of the central gully, hike north up the dirt road to the split at the toilet. Go left up the hill, contouring around the large talusd field on the left. When directly across from the Eldorado roof, look for a cairn on the left and a trail leading up to the cliff. The cliff is characterized by a long gray face on the left and a steep leaning wall on the right.

Climbing Season

For the Inner Gorge area.

Weather station 18.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mothership Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mothership Cliff:
Northern Pike   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   
Sea Monkey   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Living Dead   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Barracuda   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   
Catch and Release   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Piranha   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Excelsior   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Fight Club   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Holey Wars   5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Mothership Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Catch and Release follows arête to the right of P...

Catch and Release 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Mothership Cliff
Climb arête to the right of Piranha, then move left onto face up to a flake then to a cool dyno to a pocket on the arete, then follow arête to ledge. Great rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mothership Cliff right
Mothership Cliff right
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Friedrich entering Living Dead at Mothership
Kevin Friedrich entering Living Dead at Mothership

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