Elevation: 8,551 ft
GPS: 36.595, -118.227 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 9, 2006
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The Whale

The Whale is one of the roadside crags at the eastern end of the area.
The climbs are excellent.
This splended, clean granite cliff is about 350 ft. tall, with georgous, splitter cracks and lots of black knobs.
To descend, rappel from anchors at the summit.
I'll try to get some photos soon.

Getting There

To approach this crag, park at a dirt road on the north side of the Whitney Portal Road, across from Whitney Portal Campground. This is just before the Whitney Portal Road makes a switch back.
Walk this dirt road to a switchback, then follow a trail to the base of the cliff.
For more information on The Whale, get "The Good, The Great, And The Awesome" by Peter Croft.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Whale

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
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Bony Fingers
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Killer Whale
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Bony Fingers
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Killer Whale
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
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