This area stays warm even on colder days during the late fall or even winter, but during the summer heavy overgrowth can make it difficult to find (watch for nettles!). It is sheltered with SE exposure. Rock is high-quality granite.
From the summit and the Summit Crag, you head down about 500 yards till you reach the PATC Crag (the blue-striped trail here winds among the rock corridors). Once you are past the granite maze on top the PATC Crag, you head downhill 300 yards to the triple-trunk tree and the turn off to the right.
Weather station 7.0 miles from here
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Report to Sickbay 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b VA
: Old Rag
: Reflector Oven
Fun, varied, grippy granite. This route is an overlooked classic, even for Old Rag. My memory of the crux included knock-kneed funky stems and tips locks with good gear pulling out of the chimney to my immense relief-my good piece was the grey TCU. Worthwhile and fun. ...[more] Browse More Classics in VA
BETA PHOTO: If heading down the main trail from the summit tow...
BETA PHOTO: View of Reflector oven from Oh My God Dihedral
BETA PHOTO: Assembling a small cairn to better mark the trail-...
BETA PHOTO: We built this small cairn to mark the otherwise ba...
From: Petaluma California
Feb 9, 2008
There are now a number of new routes in this area. All very high quality. Pure trad to mainly trad to mainly sport. Check it out.
Old Rag has a ton of potential. For instance, I found two 75 ft 3 star trad lines within 100 yard of the main trail. They were not FAs, just unreported. The Jabba formation now has several difficult mixed lines.
By Larry S
Mar 25, 2013
The wall continues well past the popular area with strawberry fields. Walk along the wall till you reach a detached boulder with a 20' drop into a chimney (start of Chasm Crack). Head left along the face of the boulder to another gap with another large boulder. Climb up thru the gap and do some class 3/4 scrambling down the rubble between them. There are a number of shorter moderates back here. The aspect is southwest, so they get some very nice evening sun when the rest of the reflector oven is in the shade.