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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+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches, 1500'
Temple, Galey, Sill Traverse 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, Grade IV
Moon Goddess Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000'
Sun Ribbon Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 22 pitches, 2000'
Dark Star 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 16 pitches, 2000'
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Dark Star 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag
One of Peter Croft's "Big Four Free Climbs" of the High Sierra (see Peter's book here).This is possibly the most direct line on Temple Crag, taking a plumb line from the lowest point of the face to the top. Either start from the nadir of the face and climb 400 feet of lower class 5, or walk up around the left side and traverse back right on a large ledge. Climb up to a small, right facing dihedral and climb it (crux). On the next pitch, work your way up and left to a crack be...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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