Elevation: 4,763 ft
GPS: 38.776, -120.308 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 47,422 total · 318/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 19, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This face offers some exceptional climbs including "Grand Illusion".
In the warmer months, this side of the wall goes into the shade early and offers some shelter from the blistering sun. On the other hand, in the colder months it's popular in the morning sun but becomes bitterly cold as the sun leaves it's presence.

Tons of varied climbing from 5.7 to 5.13c both bolted, Traditionally protected, mixed and spicy. It's all here.

Getting There

Head up and right from the base of the rock.

33 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at East 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 R
 35
Harding's Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 117
Scheister
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 68
Morticia
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 123
Farley
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
The Fang-Left Side
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Swallows Tale
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Dominion
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Blue Velvet
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Crushed Velvet
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 108
The Fracture
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 54
Taurus
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 14
Telesis
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Beast of Burden
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Captain Fingers
Trad
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 6
Grand Illusion
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Harding's Chimney
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Scheister
 117
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Morticia
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Farley
 123
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Fang-Left Side
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Swallows Tale
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Dominion
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Blue Velvet
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Crushed Velvet
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Fracture
 108
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Taurus
 54
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Telesis
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Beast of Burden
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Captain Fingers
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Grand Illusion
 6
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Trad
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Routes Mostly Face: East
Sunny Roughly 7am to 1pm during high season
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