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Routes in Motherlode Rock - North Face

Boom Sauce S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fun Police S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Grizzly Wizard T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nitroglycerine S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Powder Keg S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Power Keg S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Short Fuse S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smackdown S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whiptail S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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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
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The narrow and shady north face, known also as The 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 the best route here but Powder Keg (5.10a) and Short Fuse (5.10b) are also enjoyable as worthy of attention.

Routes listed from left to right:

Powder Keg (5.10a)
Nitroglycerine (5.10b)
Short Fuse (5.10b)
Fun Police (5.6)
Smackdown (5.8)
Whiptail (5.9)

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
 3
Grizzly Wizard
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 87
Whiptail
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 179
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Nitroglycerine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
Short Fuse
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Power Keg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grizzly Wizard
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whiptail
 87
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Powder Keg
 179
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nitroglycerine
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Short Fuse
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Power Keg
 4
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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