Temple Crag Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.11, -118.491 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Chris Owen on Mar 9, 2006|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis huge granite cathedral, with its flying buttresses (the Celestial Aretes, Venusian, Moon Goddess, and Sun Ribbon) on the left, and the truly awesome buttress of Dark Star in the center, is the premier long rock climbing area of the Palisades.
Getting ThereFrom Big Pine on 395 turn west up Crocker Street (to Glacier Lodge); trailhead is signed on the right (about 10 miles).
Hike up the North Fork of Big Pine Creek past Cienega Mirth, Lon Chaney's old cabin, to First Lake, then, just past the lake cut left and head towards the far (south) side of Second Lake - this is where I camp (4.3 miles, 2,300 ft elevation gain). The base of Temple Crag can be reached by hiking up a scree slope to the west of the lake. Some people hike to Third Lake and approach the climbs from there. Some people bivouac beneath the Crag (especially useful for Dark Star).
Classic Climbing Routes at Temple Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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