This is the more popular side of the Smooth Sole Wall and is home to several single pitch classics including Mickey Mantle (5.8 R), The Fiend (5.9 R) and Ultimatum (5.10b R), all of which offer great climbing on excellent rock with some runouts.
From where the trail first meets the rock (Buttress of Cracks), walk left, continue along the Sunshine Face, and start up the broad gully. Before long, exit to the left, along a ledge, and then either tunnel through a flake or scramble up along its top. You are now at the base of the right side of the Smooth Sole Wall. A deep chimney (Chatsworth Chimney) splits the formation. For most of the routes to the right of the chimney, you can descend via a 90' rappel from bolts. Chatsworth Chimney and all routes to the left finish at the top of the rock - you can scramble down along either side.
Browse More Classics in Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side:
Mickey Mantle 5.8 R Trad, 1 pitch, 120 feet
Sensuous Corner 5.9 Trad, 2 pitches, 160 feet
The Fiend 5.9 R Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Howard's Fifty Footer 5.10b R Trad, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Ultimatum 5.10b R Trad, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Pink Royd 5.10d R Trad, 1 pitch, 130 feet
Battle of the Bulge 5.11a R Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet
Featured Route For Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
The Fiend 5.9 R CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Smooth Sole Wall - Right Si...
The Fiend is a quality thin face route. When the rock exfoliated, it left a few long, 1/2 inch wide edges that you can use for traverses. A 20 foot runout up to the first bolt is quite scary - the runouts above are milder. Rappel 90 feet from a two bolt anchor on a ledge at the top. This climb is in the sun all day....[more] Browse More Classics in CA