Elevation: 4,942 ft
GPS: 37.497, -118.564 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: david goldstein on Aug 6, 2006 with improvements by Brandon Adams
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

The Sub Gorge is a great area for demophobes and atephobes -- if you choose to visit, you'll almost certainly have the place to yourself. Quality cliffs include Inyo Mono Line Tower, Slander Crag, Splashdown, and Silent Pillar Wall. Slander gets great morning sun and other cliffs are predominantly shady. Almost all the crags are quite close to the river and have a wild feel.

New development and retrofitting in the area has made the sub gorge a worthy climbing area.

Getting There

Park at the southern parking area, as of for Lower Gorge.

The Sub Gorge regular approach is not too bad and takes less time than say, approaching the Great Wall of China via Central Gully. Take the trail heading down from the notch above Slander Crag. When you hit the river, Slander will be just to your left. Head downstream to Inyo Mono Tower and Splashdown area.

Silent Pillar has a separate approach. Head down the scree ridge above Inyo Mono Line Tower and take the trail leading downstream that traverses another loose slope. Wading upstream to other Sub Gorge crags is an adventurous but worthwhile experience if you're prepared for it.

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