North Face Rock Climbing
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BETA PHOTO: The North Face of Dike Wall as seen from Lake Geor...
Although the routes on the North face are a bit shorter, they are also quite good. Some of the older, slabbier climbs are a little sporty. There are a couple of easy 5th class climb ups to access anchors for toproping.
Near the top of the trail take the right fork and head up the talus field to the base of the North face.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Face:
Mr. D.N.A. 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For North Face
Black Leather 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : North Face
The obvious right facing dihedral in the center of the face. Don't underestimate this one. Definitely harder than it appears from the ground. Varied, technical but strenuous moves lead up the dihedral, exiting out left near the top. Engaging. Originally done without bolts!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: North Face of Dike Wall from the Crystal Lake trai...
Aug 10, 2014
Top-Roping access ...
The short access to the top of the cliffs is by two climbs rated 5.6 and 5.7 in the most recent print guidebook. There might or might not be an easier access far up toward the West which would go well above the top of the wall, and then you'd have to find your way back down and hope you could reach the top anchors for your desired climbing routes.
So if you're not feeling brave to solo 5.6 or 5.7 as your first climbing of the day, bring a selection of small-to-medium stoppers and cams up to 2 inches to do a trad lead of the 5.6 route. Not sure how easy to connect across the top of the cliff between top of the left side and the top anchors for the right side routes.