We're hiring an experienced UX Designer to join us in Boulder, CO.
Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Motherlode Rock - North Face

Fun Police S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Grizzly Wizard T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Light The Fuse S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nitroglycerine S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Powder Keg S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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
Elevation: 7,450 ft
Page Views: 9,322 total · 67/month
Shared By: C Miller on Aug 23, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Getting weather forecast...

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.

8 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Motherlode Rock - North Face Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

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
Grizzly Wizard
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whiptail
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nitroglycerine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Short Fuse
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grizzly Wizard 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whiptail 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Powder Keg 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nitroglycerine 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Short Fuse 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
More Classic Climbs in Motherlode Rock - North Face »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments

More About Motherlode Rock - North Face

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Motherlode Rock - North Face (48)

Most Popular · Newest