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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 in the crux

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
Rene   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 22'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Mr. Happy   V5 6C     Boulder   Toxic Avenger Area
Wills Arete   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 20'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
The French Connection   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Hall of Mirrors Area : Maximilien Buttress
Mister Witty   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Every Color You Are   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
The Clapper   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Grotesque Old Woman   V7 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
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: In the thick of the crux

Tall Wall Middle V3+ 6A+ CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Highball. Stand-start high with good edges on the vertical wall. Make a big stretch up and right to a big square-cut sidepull, and head up on edges, OR go straight up from the starting holds on crimps and sidepulls. Slightly easier moves lead up to the safety of the big horizontal crack at 25 feet, followed by a few more feet of easy ground. The opening sequences feel like the physical crux, but you get off the deck real quick on this thing and the moves continue to be committing. Very head...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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