Elevation: 7,450 ft
GPS: 34.309, -116.878 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Aug 23, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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

The exposed arete of Whiptail (5.9) is a notable route here but Powder Keg (5.10a) and Short Fuse (5.10b) are also worthy of attention.

Getting There

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Boom Sauce
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Grizzly Wizard
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 107
Whiptail
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 224
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Nitroglycerine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
Short Fuse
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Power Keg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boom Sauce
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grizzly Wizard
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whiptail
 107
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Powder Keg
 224
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nitroglycerine
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Short Fuse
 52
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Power Keg
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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