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Pink Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.50247, -118.56786 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Apr 24, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Updated topo for Pink Face/Big Tower areas


Pink Face lies to the left of Big Tower at the start of the Lower Gorge coming from the South Access Road.

A number of easy to moderate routes exist. This cliff is hardly ever busy.

It faces North West so can provide welcome shade from the Sun in the morning.

Getting There 

On the east side of the paved, middle power plant rd., where the river bends and the steep hill ends. Cross via a bridge hidden under the leaning tree.

Climbing Season

For the Lower Gorge area.

Weather station 17.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pink Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pink Face:
Rapscallion   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mile High Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Pink Panther   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Low Hanging Fruit   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Pink Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Pink Face Buttress- far right side.

Pee Wee's Playhouse 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pink Face
Climb an initial tricky slab to a steeper blocky face, then continue past a couple easy ledges to gain the short but stellar arete. Crux moves are on the upper section of the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Maidy
Apr 6, 2016
There's a variety of decent moderates in this area and it's one of the few areas with kid and beginner-friendly climbs. Everything on the main Pink Face wall is fun on stellar quality rock. The main Pink Face wall stays in the shade most of the day. The Pink Face Buttress on the right side offers some more challenging climbs with bouldery starts.

As a side note- the hillside is extremely loose. We've made some effort to stabilize and mark the trails. Try to walk on established trails and large rocks whenever possible to help with the erosion issue. Thanks.
By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 17, 2016
We have recently added a kid & pet-friendly crossing (just below the Narrows), and 7 new routes to this area. The new climbs are moderate (from 5.3 to 5.10b), making "Pink Face Area" an even better beginner area.

Please stay on established trails.

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