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Elevation: 4,616 ft
GPS: 37.71848, -119.70799
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Sep 23, 2006
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The Rostrum is a beautiful pillar of gray rock with sheer orange sections and beautiful crack systems. It is visable directly across from the Reed's Pinnacle area and is distinguishable by it's blocky summit. The climb to do is The North Face (5.11c), commonly called "The Rostrum," but also Blind Faith -- a burly crack system to the right, and the Kaukulator -- a short climb near the halfway ledge of the formation.

The Rostrum faces north and is a great shady spot in the summer heat.

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Take HWY 41 out of the Valley and follow it through a tunnel and on to a long stretch of stone wall. Park at the pullout along this wall or at a dirt pullout just past it. The descent trail begins at the west end of the wall and descends directly to the summit area, and then skirts steeply down the west side of the formation. The halfway ledge is visible through the trees, and shortly thereafter a series of three single-rope rappels takes you to the base. It would also be possible to approach via HWY 140 from the vicinity of the Generator Crack area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ba. The Rostrum

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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The Notch Route
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 355
The North Face
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Kauk-kulator
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 32
Blind Faith
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Alien Finish
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Notch Route
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
The North Face
 355
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Kauk-kulator
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Blind Faith
 32
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Alien Finish
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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