Elevation: 768 ft
GPS: 44.062, -71.165 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Jan 15, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

The 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 don’t 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 There

There 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.

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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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 13
Pleasant St.
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 321
Fun House
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 252
Bombardment
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Happy Trails
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
Three Birches
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Fun House Left
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Pooh
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Age Before Beauty
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Ventilator
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Starfire (Yo-Yo)
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
 10
Western Lady/ California Girls
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Ego Trip
Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Once Upon A Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Fisting Jon (AKA Leafspring)
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pleasant St.
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Fun House
 321
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bombardment
 252
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Happy Trails
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Three Birches
 89
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Fun House Left
 29
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pooh
 39
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Age Before Beauty
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ventilator
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Starfire (Yo-Yo)
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Western Lady/ California Girls
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R Trad
Ego Trip
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Once Upon A Climb
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Fisting Jon (AKA Leafspring)
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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