Elevation: 5,353 ft
GPS: 37.49, -118.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 20, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

One of the lesser crowded areas despite having great routes in all grades. Penstock and Warning Signs are the most popular areas in the Lower gorge. The power plant does detract from the atmosphere. All of the cliffs are located off of the power plant road.

Getting There

Either approach from the central gully, taking a right at the bottom of the gully, or by the South gorge approach (middle power plant road).

The page location shows the south parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Warning: Laser Beam
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Coming Attractions
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Keeps Me Out of Rusty's (KMOOR)
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Valley 5.8
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Wowie Zowie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Director's Cut
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Results May Vary
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 66
Warning Signs
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Timeless
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Steel Reserve/ No Reserves
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
House of Cards
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Still Not A Player
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
D.W.P.
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Pumping Groundwater
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 43
Flashflood
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warning: Laser Beam Muppets Wall
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Coming Attractions Big Tower
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Keeps Me Out of Rusty's (KM… Diamond Face
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Valley 5.8 Powerhouse Wall
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wowie Zowie Pink Face
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Director's Cut Big Tower
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Results May Vary Warning Signs
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Warning Signs Warning Signs
 66
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Timeless Warning Signs
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Steel Reserve/ No Reserves Oh Face
 10
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
House of Cards Warning Signs
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Still Not A Player Diamond Face
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
D.W.P. Penstock Rock
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pumping Groundwater Penstock Rock
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flashflood Penstock Rock
 43
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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