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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 17.4 miles from here

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- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pumping Groundwater   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Flashflood   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Flashflood 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Penstock Rock
Incredible line straight up the center of the face. Follow small edges up to a slight traverse left to gain the flake. Layback up the flake and make a long, strenuous move back onto the face. Another hard move guards the finishing slab. Sustained. Try not to think about Bachar soloing it while your climbing....[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.
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