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Elevation: 5,353 ft 1,632 m
GPS: 37.48991, -118.56667
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Description Suggest change

One of the lesser crowded areas despite having great routes in all grades. Diamond Face 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 Suggest change

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.

158 Total Climbs

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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.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 24
Castle Magic
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Valley 5.8
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 81
Director's Cut
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
Hot Pockets
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 81
Warning Signs
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Timeless
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Steel Reserve/ No Reserves
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Crow Magnon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 68
Still Not A Player
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 41
D.W.P.
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Mickey Mantle 2.0
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 46
Pumping Groundwater
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 38
Together We're Too Strong
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 73
Flashflood
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Gliosis
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Castle Magic Penstock Rock
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Valley 5.8 Powerhouse Wall
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Director's Cut Big Tower
 81
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hot Pockets O Face
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Warning Signs Warning Signs
 81
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Timeless Warning Signs
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Steel Reserve/ No Reserves O Face
 20
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crow Magnon Dead Crow Buttress
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Still Not A Player Diamond Face
 68
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
D.W.P. Penstock Rock
 41
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Mickey Mantle 2.0 Diamond Face
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pumping Groundwater Penstock Rock
 46
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Together We're Too Strong Diamond Face
 38
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flashflood Penstock Rock
 73
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gliosis Diamond Face
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
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