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This huge granite cathedral, with its flying buttresses (the Celestial Aretes, Venusian, Moon Goddess, and Sun Ribbon) on the left, and the truly awesome buttress of Dark Star in the center, is the premier long rock climbing area of the Palisades.
From Big Pine on 395 drive up the road to Glacier Lodge; trailhead is signed on the right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Temple Crag:
Venusian Blind 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches, 1500'
Temple, Galey, Sill Traverse 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, Grade IV
Moon Goddess Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000'
Sun Ribbon Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 22 pitches, 2000'
Dark Star 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 16 pitches, 2000'
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Planaria 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag
In 1997, Gordon Wiltsie and Jay Jensen established Planaria, using aid to ascend a shallow, right-facing dihedral up to a right-trending roof, thence up into the large shallow dihedral that comprises the bulk of the route.Higher, after a 60-foot fall out of the left side, Gorden and Jay went up the right side of the flatworm flake that gives the route its name.The pair ended their fine ascent at the top of the Lower Buttress where the route joins with Dark Star and Barefoot Bynum.Partly because ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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