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West Rim Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.4161, -118.45012 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Nov 25, 2007
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Kipp Schorr starts 'Morning Dove White' v7-8

Description 

Stays shady and cool compared to the rest of the Happies. Contains many classics and tends to be less crowded than the center of the canyon.

Getting There 

This is the left side rim. Approach from several trails. Try trailheads near the Totty Traverse, The Gleaner, and Slap Happy.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

105 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',35],['V4-5',18],['V6-7',22],['V8-9',14],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Rim Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Rim Area:
Not The Clapper   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Galerie des Glaces   V2 5+     Boulder, 30'   Hall of Mirrors Area : The Hall of Mirrors
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Captain Hook   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Captain Hook Alcove
Mr. Happy   V5 6C     Boulder   Toxic Avenger Area
Rene   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 22'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Wills Arete   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 20'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Every Color You Are   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
The French Connection   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Hall of Mirrors Area : Maximilien Buttress
The Clapper   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Mister Witty   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Hand to Hand Combat Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Extended Mr. Happy   V7 7A+     Boulder   Toxic Avenger Area
Not Another Brit in Bishop   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Grotesque Old Woman   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Morning Dove White   V7-8 7B     Boulder   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Highbrow   V7-8 7B R     Boulder, 12'   Frontierland : Highbrow Area
Toxic Avenger   V9+ 7C     Boulder, 8'   Toxic Avenger Area
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Featured Route For West Rim Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke reaches for the tiny pockets on Rene.

Rene V5 6C PG13  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Definitely one of the best highballs in the area! Start at the center of the back wall. Move up to the deep hueco and here is where the fun begins....make some really committing moves on TINY pockets. Crux feels like the scary move you have to make to the lip. The climb is well worth it, once you get back on the ground!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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