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Location: 34.67068, -116.98328 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: White Face Crag. Located North East of the toilets...

Description 

This is the first sizeable formation one comes to on the drive in, and offers a handful of less than vertical to vertical climbs on its sunny south face. The climbing here is a bit more technical and requires more finesse than strength, so don't be put off if the climbs seem a bit hard for the grade.

White Head (5.9) and White Out (5.10b) are two of the recommended climbs at this wall.

Getting There 

If coming from the highway drive a short ways past the kiosk and then make a right to reach this south-facing wall which is somewhat hidden on the approach. The wall is easily visible on the left on the way out.


Climbing Season



Weather station 15.9 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for White Face:
White Head   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
White Out   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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On my way on - Snow white (still thinking it was White out 10b)

Snow White 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : High Desert : ... : White Face
The start of this route is a bit steep with the first bolt being a bit further up than the typical NJC route. After the bouldery start the route thins and steepens around bolts 4 & 5 as you gain the top. Route described with no stars in the Mayr guidebook. However, the technical moves and featured rock give it two stars in my book. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The White face crag
BETA PHOTO: The White face crag
White Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
White Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
White Face profile. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
White Face profile. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Art Morimitsu
From: Huntington Beach, Ca
Dec 19, 2006
This is the wall covered in graffiti and burn marks from campfires near the Pit toilet
By duh
Feb 1, 2007
Even though this wall is out of the main area, covered in graffiti, littered with broken glass and often an area that the RV'er like to camp at, it is a good wall, with good routes. If it was in the main area it would see nonstop action. A good place to go on a cold day, it's in the sun all day. All the routes are good, the best being White Out 10b.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 3, 2007
I completely agree with duh about this wall. These routes would get tons of traffic if in the main area. They may not seem that exciting looking at them from the toilet but as soon as you get on them you realize they are all challenging and high quality. In addition, I like that the starting bolts are a bit further up as the landing is flat.

I found this wall extremely enjoyable and overall probably better quality (although much shorter) than the Warm up wall on Raven Rocks.

Good, all of them!

~Susan