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West Face - Left Side

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Trough, The 
Upper Royal's Arch 

West Face - Left Side 

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This is the lower-angled area just right of the West Face Bulge which extends from The Trough rightward to the Flinstone Slab and Angel's Fright.

Routes here are typically 1-4 pitches in length with a good mixture of crack and face climbs available. Some of the better routes here include The Trough (5.4), Piton Pooper/Upper Royal's Arch combo (5.8), Dave's Deviation (5.9), The Blank (5.10a), Jonah (5.10c) and Scar Face (5.11d).

Getting There 

Head left from Lunch Rock to reach this area. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Face - Left Side:
The Trough   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Upper Royal's Arch   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Piton Pooper   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Jam Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Dave's Deviation   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Blank   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Legends of the Fall   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
Jonah   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
Manwich   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Dave's Deviation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Left Side
This route starts just right of The Jam Crack. Pitch 1 (5.9) is a very nice, clean finger and thin hands crack. Pitch 2 (5.9) starts at the left end of the Pitch 1 belay ledge. It is less sustained than pitch 1, with face climbing up a groove, then a tricky move over an overhang. Pitch 3 (5.8 R) has very poor protection, but fun climbing up a thin dihedral and face above. The route finishes at Pine Tree Ledge. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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