Elevation: 334 ft
GPS: 49.705, -123.138 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 62,061 total · 411/month
Shared By: Mike fenice on Jul 20, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn
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Access Issue: Illegal Camping Details

Description

Penny Lane is probably the most popular and sunniest of all the Smoke Bluff crags. It over looks the beautiful Hospital Hill residential area.

Most routs are easier to rappel but walking off is an option.

Getting There

You can either walk up from the designated parking area or access from the Loop trail/Pixie Corner trail at the west end of the cliff by climbing and easy gully. At the east end you can climb an easy canyon-like gully which links Penny Lane to Fern Gully and Ronins Corner.

27 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Penny Lane

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 229
Quarryman
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 369
Penny Lane
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 99
Up, Up and Away
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 87
Clandestine Affair
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
The Witch Doctor's Apprentice
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Ugly American (aka Ugly Anders)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Health Hazard
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 156
Popeye and the Raven
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 93
Climb & Punishment
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 108
Partners In Crime
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Power Windows
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
Werewolves of London
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 73
Yorkshire Gripper
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 196
Crime of the Century
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Sunny Days in December
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Quarryman
 229
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Penny Lane
 369
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Up, Up and Away
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Clandestine Affair
 87
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Witch Doctor's Apprentice
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ugly American (aka Ugly And…
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Health Hazard
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Popeye and the Raven
 156
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Climb & Punishment
 93
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Partners In Crime
 108
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Power Windows
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Werewolves of London
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Yorkshire Gripper
 73
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Crime of the Century
 196
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Sunny Days in December
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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San Francisco, CA
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