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Elevation: 7,450 ft
GPS: 34.30895, -116.87802
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Shared By: C Miller on Aug 23, 2006 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The narrow and shady north face, known also as Lizard Head for it's resemblance to one from the west, is home to a small collection of sport routes that range from 5.8-5.10.

Getting There Suggest change

Take the trail from the northern parking area, which passes beneath the Incinerator Wall and leads directly to the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Motherlode Rock - North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
The Blast Hole
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 117
Smackdown
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Grizzly Wizard
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Boom Sauce
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 136
Whiptail
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 278
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
Nitroglycerine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 69
Short Fuse
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Power Keg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Blast Hole
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Smackdown
 117
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grizzly Wizard
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Boom Sauce
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Whiptail
 136
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Powder Keg
 278
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nitroglycerine
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Short Fuse
 69
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Power Keg
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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