Elevation: 5,740 ft
GPS: 37.521, -118.573 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

The northern part of the inner gorge is the most remote part of the gorge and usually least crowded. The gorge is narrower here and there are several old mines and buildings. Towards the southern inner gorge the Dilithium Crystal and the Eldorado Roof provide steeper climbing and higher grades. The Mothership is home to excellent rock and some of the best difficult, technical routes. The southern end also has an old power plant and one of the two toilets in the Gorge.

Getting There

The inner gorge can be approached by either the central or the upper approach depending on where you want to climb. The upper approach is best for the Narrows and areas North, while the Central is best for Dilithium, Eldorado, and Mothership.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Inner Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Extreme Caffeine
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 35
Melts in your Mouth
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 58
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Escapade
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
Towering Inferno
Sport 5 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 80
Photon Torpedo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
Living Dead
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 29
Dr Claw
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Klingon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
Thieves in the Temple
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 27
Mind Meld
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 50
Enterprise
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 26
Phasers on Stun
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 24
Looney Binge
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 23
Excelsior
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Extreme Caffeine Dilithium Crystal
 76
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Melts in your Mouth Fun House
 35
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Staying Power Towers
 58
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Escapade Fun House
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Towering Inferno Eldorado Roof
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Photon Torpedo Dilithium Crystal
 80
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Living Dead Mothership Cliff
 47
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dr Claw Dilithium Crystal
 29
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Klingon Dilithium Crystal
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Thieves in the Temple Staying Power Towers
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mind Meld Dilithium Crystal
 27
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Enterprise Dilithium Crystal
 50
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Phasers on Stun Dilithium Crystal
 26
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Looney Binge Eldorado Roof
 24
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Excelsior Mothership Cliff
 23
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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