Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 34.309, -116.878 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Aug 23, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Perhaps the best side of this crag, this offers some longer (for the the area) routes as well as a good selection of climbs in the 5.10-5.11a range.

The wall is comprised of two sections with a "break" in the middle, which is just a shorter, less inspiring section of wall. The routes on the left portion of the wall rise from a rocky gully, while the routes on the right side start from fairly level ground.

Some recommended routes here include Panning for Gold (5.10b), Mighty Quinn (5.10c) and Stake Your Claim (5.10c).

Routes listed from left to right:

Highgrader (5.11a)
Stake Your Claim (5.10c)
Mighty Quinn (5.10c)
Long Arm of The Law (5.11a)
Good Day for a Hangin' (5.10b)
Funkadelia (5.9)
Reach for the Sky (5.10b)
Whiskeroo (5.10c)
Panning for Gold (5.10b)
Golden Showers (5.9)

Getting There

Easily approached from the northern parking area by following a well-defined trail system that passes beneath the Incinerator Wall and cutting right up a steep, rocky gully that lies beneath the left side of the west face. Plan on 1-5 minutes for the approach depending upon where you park and how far up the gully your chosen route resides.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Motherlode Rock - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Panning for Gold
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Reach for the Sky
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 95
Mighty Quinn
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Whiskeroo
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Stake Your Claim
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
Long Arm of The Law
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Panning for Gold
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Reach for the Sky
 76
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mighty Quinn
 95
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Whiskeroo
 45
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stake Your Claim
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Long Arm of The Law
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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