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Slab routes and crack climbs dominate this area. Most protect well; some are runout. Slightly coarser-grained granite than Gate Buttress
and "Green A"
rock allows your shoes to stick a little better; however, due to the scarcity of climbers, the rock is pretty flaky on most of the routes.
Two-rope rappels are necessary on a lot of routes, and be aware that although many of the old 1/4-inchers have been replaced, not all have. South-facing and hot in the summer, yet too high up in the canyon for the winter sun to effectively melt the snow equates to a great Spring/Fall area.
Park approximately 1.85 miles up canyon at a white power plant (the Pentapitch Area
parking), cross the road, and hike west on the dirt road with a gate and "Absolutely No Trespassing" signs.
If this makes you nervous, skirt the signs by 50 feet and bushwhack up to the road.
Follow the dirt road to the point where it turns east at an eroded switchback and continue west on foot trails. These trails will get you to the routes in 15 minutes or so.
It is very easy to turn north too early on these trails, which will take you to the Peeler Face
area. Look for bolted slab routes that the trail passes.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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