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Penstock Rock

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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

walk along middle power plant road to the working power plant.


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penstock Rock:
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'   
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D.W.P. 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Penstock Rock
Beautiful edges on bomber rock. Starts at the same place at Flashflood. Hit a bouldery crux after the 2nd bolt and a couple more hard moves in the next couple of bolts. Cruise to the last bolt on more very enjoyable edges. Then pull one more hardish move getting to the anchors with the last bolt below your feet....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By david goldstein
Jul 29, 2006

Note to people who get in a dither about glueing: this entire cliff appears to be bolted and glued to the canyon wall.