Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jan 15, 2007|
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DescriptionThe Lower Left Wall has everything from easy starter climbs (Fun House 5.7) to some hard scary slab climbing (Repo Man 5.11dX) and many choices in between. Routes in this section can get crowded on a weekend with multiple parties on Bombardment (5.8), Fun House (5.7), and beginner parties suckered in to the stout but fun (if 5.8 is not your limit) Three Birches (5.8+). However the better I get to know this cliff the more I learn to get around the crowds and I always find a way to the midway ledge without waiting in line or crossing too many ropes.
Though many of the routes have cracks on them you will find most of the climbing depends on your feet and requires some slab technique. On the routes that dont have cracks expect extreme slab climbing for the most part, Ego Trip (5.11c) among others offer you good protection while pushing the limits of your slab prowess.
Getting ThereThere is a trail marked at the road near where the porter potties normally reside. Follow this as it twists through the woods and eventually heads up hill past boulders. You will have Fun House right in front of you as you get to the cliff. Head left for bombardment and the hard slabs. Head right for the Lower Refuse area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Left Wall / Ventilator Slabs
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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