Let's get together outside. One weekend. 400 FREE REI outdoor classes and outings across the nation, July 30-31.
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Silent Pillar Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Buried Treasure S 
Incorncentric S 
Left for Dead S 
Life in Electric Larvae Land S 
Nicely Displayed But Wrappers Weren't Included S 
Right for Life S 
Safety in Numbers S 

Silent Pillar Wall Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 37.4936, -118.56231 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 1,259
Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: david goldstein on Aug 6, 2006
Forecast:
Today

98° | 59°
Sunday

98° | 61°
Monday

98° | 63°
Tuesday

99° | 66°
Wednesday

99° | 66°
Thursday

100° | 67°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
John Howland belaying at the base of "Nicely ...

Description 

An area new to the 10th edition of Lewis' guide about which he is quite enthusiastic, awarding by far the highest star average of any crag in the Sub Gorge. We did not find this enthusiasm entirely warranted, primarily because while the rock was among the most consistently bomber of any area in the entire ORG, the holds were predominantly slick slopers which made everything feel hard. However, this is a good cliff for mid range 10s and definitely worth a visit if the alternative is returning to the Great Wall yet again and impressing everybody by redpointing some hyper chalked trade route for the nth time.

Depending on the level of the river and the condition of the vegetation, getting to the base of climbs at either end of the SP could be problematic

Getting There 

See Lewis' guide. Also note the advisory in the Sub Gorge overview that getting to or from the SP from other Sub Gorge crags involves either reversing much of the approach or a fair amount of wading.

Climbing Season

For the Owens River Gorge area.

Weather station 16.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For Silent Pillar Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Right for Life heads up the corner crack then bust...

Right for Life 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Silent Pillar Wall
The start looks chossy, but it is great fun. Start up a corner past three bolts to a loose pillar.Clip the fourth bolt from the top of the pillar and then think about the route name for a minute or two. Easy runnout after the sixth bolt to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Comments on Silent Pillar Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
By Phill T
Oct 7, 2012
just like to reiterate that the 'path' in the book connecting silent pillar with the rest of the subgorge via the river does not exist. Be prepared to get your shoes wet or go up and around. We tried to start the day in the shade at Inyo and end it with Silent Pillar via the river path. A good deal of rock hopping and bushwhacking later we were met with some pretty serious rapids that we didnt feel like navigating and had to retrace our steps. Also the 'direct' approach is pretty ghastly down that initial scree.
By marc farra
Apr 6, 2013
I would just like to add that the direct scree aproach is suicidal. You will at very least end up with boots full of rock and the chances of knocking rather large rocks down the scree feild is huge. If you do choose this path stay close together so as not to knock rocks on your partner. Aslo if the river is raging getting across is very scary.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!