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Routes in The Eastern Front

CCCP! T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
D.C. Angel Cat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Enemy at the Gates T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hard Times at the Winkin' Lantern T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Iron Curtain S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Napoleon's Greatest Mistake T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Plan Blue T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Proletariat T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Road to Ruin T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Access Issue: No new bolts. Respect signs and private property owners near the crags. Details

Description

The Eastern Front is a new section of Table mountain, located 100 yard left of the grotto area. Routes appear to be in the 5.9 - 5.10 range, and all routes will see afternoon sun.

Getting There

Approach time: 15 - 20 minutes.

From the point where Shell Road turns to dirt, the trailhead to The Welcome Wall, The Pit, Cave Wall, Ort Wall and Mid Wall is 1.2 miles further down road. There is a very steep turnaround on the left side of the road, but better parking can be had another few hundred yards past the trailhead. _BR_You'll know you're on the right trail when you see a telephone pole with the numbers 40 with an arrow to the left and 41 with an arrow to the right spray-painted on it just to the right of the trail (its about 25 yards from the road, and you won't be able to tell until you get closer). _BR_Once you're on the correct trail, it gets pretty simple. Follow the trail (watch out for poison oak) until it reaches a large talus field. Continue diagnally up and left as you're looking uphill on the talus, and soon you'll be beneath the Welcome Wall.

From the Welcome Wall, simply continue left and down another 2 minutes on the trail. You'll go down a steep trail between some rocks, and you fill find the Ort Wall on your left, The Grotto to the right, and The Cave Routes ahead and left.

Continue past the Grotto uphill and you will see another section of columns on the right, with bolts 70 feet or so off the ground above the columns.

An alternative approach heads around the Grotto to the left from the Welcome Wall, and heads around the large mound that makes up The Ort Wall. You will only be able to see the higher sections of The Grotto, and continue right until you see bolts high in the sky above the columns of the Eastern Front.Continue past until the mound ends, and then head towards the bolts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Eastern Front

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Enemy at the Gates
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
D.C. Angel Cat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Enemy at the Gates
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
D.C. Angel Cat
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Johnny Y
California
Johnny Y   California
I think this crag has a lot of potentials and deserves more attention. It's a bit dirty but climbing is fun. There was a huge mob of climbers baking in the sun at The Grotto while we had the whole shaded crag to ourselves. Apr 15, 2013

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