Elevation: 5,740 ft
GPS: 37.52123, -118.57305
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 20, 2006
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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
 45
Pretty in Pink
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 99
Extreme Caffeine
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 49
Melts in your Mouth
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 77
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Escapade
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 71
Towering Inferno
Sport 5 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 103
Photon Torpedo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 67
Living Dead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
Klingon
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 54
Thieves in the Temple
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 41
Catch and Release
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 40
Mind Meld
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 63
Enterprise
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 31
Looney Binge
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 42
Excelsior
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pretty in Pink Supreme Wizard Formation
 45
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Extreme Caffeine Dilithium Crystal
 99
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Melts in your Mouth Fun House
 49
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Staying Power Towers
 77
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Escapade Fun House
 46
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Towering Inferno Eldorado Roof
 71
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Photon Torpedo Dilithium Crystal
 103
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Living Dead Mothership Cliff
 67
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Klingon Dilithium Crystal
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Thieves in the Temple Staying Power Towers
 54
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Catch and Release Mothership Cliff
 41
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mind Meld Dilithium Crystal
 40
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Enterprise Dilithium Crystal
 63
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Looney Binge Eldorado Roof
 31
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Excelsior Mothership Cliff
 42
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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