Know the location of this area? Show us! We don't know it, but we're working on cool new features that need it!
The Back Door is the somewhat secluded area down between the South face of the Monolith and the Reservoir/Tiburcio's X.
There are various approaches detailed in the guidebook, but the most straightforward is to follow the main (Moses Springs) trail just above the East Face of the Monolith up a short ways to the reservoir. Once there, continue steeply up the trail for a short distance, passing under Tiburcio's X, until the West face of the Monolith is clearly visible. Scramble up the large boulder that borders the trail nearest the West face, and find the bolted chain anchor at the lip. Rappel here, and find yourself at the base of Auto Cream.
7 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in The Back Door
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Back Door:
Mr. Hugh G.Rection 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Limp At Last 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Gag 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Auto Cream AKA Sunwheel 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Fringe Dweller 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Druid 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Vigilante 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Featured Route For The Back Door
This is the blank-looking face in between the two cracks, "The Gag" and "Mr. Hugh G. Rection". The crux is a very long reach to a bad edge going to the second bolt. The climbing is sustained, and stiff for the grade, but the rock quality is great and the moves are pretty fun....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
News and Events For The Back Door
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From Northern California Go to Forum | What's New | Post New Topic