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
Dominatrix 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : North Face
This is the obvious thin crack (which doesn't reach the ground)on the far right side of the wall. Climb one or two tricky moves to a bolt that is hard to clip if you're short. You may want to stick clip this bolt, as the landing is poor. Send the crux face move at the bolt to reach the crack. Then, climb the sustained 5.10 thin crack, which can be challenging to protect--especially at its start. Enjoy engaging climbing to the route's end....[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.