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Basically located in the power plant parking lot...not the prettiest location. Thank god the rock and routes make up for the atmosphere. The cliff is littered with strange old DWP concrete and rebar and well as glue filled cracks. The best routes are in the hard 5.11 - 5.12 range.
walk along middle power plant road to the working power plant.
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D.W.P. 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Pumping Groundwater 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 90'
Flashflood 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Cement Overshoes 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Sport, 85'
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Pumping Groundwater 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Penstock Rock
Superb cracklet and face to the right of "Flashflood"...Have heard trad complaints due to the stellar crack with bolts on the bottom...but I enjoyed clipping from the locks...Maybe easier if you are taller. 11d felt right to me....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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