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Routes in Pink Face

Fraggle Rock S 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Leave No Trace T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Low-hanging Fruit S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mile High Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Muppet Show S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Naked Gun S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Natural Lite T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pee Wee's Playhouse S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pink Panther S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rapscallion S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sesame Street S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shell of A Man S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Toorete S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wowie Zowie S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 5,086 ft
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Apr 24, 2007 with updates from MisterE Wolfe
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Pink Face lies to the left of Big Tower at the start of the Lower Gorge coming from the South Access Road.

A number of easy to moderate routes exist. This cliff is hardly ever busy.

It faces North West so can provide welcome shade from the Sun in the morning.

Getting There

On the east side of the paved, middle power plant rd., where the river bends and the steep hill ends. Cross via a bridge hidden under the leaning tree.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pink Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 11
Fraggle Rock
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 18
Sesame Street
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Mile High Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Pink Panther
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 16
Low-hanging Fruit
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Shell of A Man
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Naked Gun
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fraggle Rock
 11
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport
Sesame Street
 18
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Mile High Crack
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pink Panther
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Low-hanging Fruit
 16
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Shell of A Man
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Naked Gun
 16
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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Maidy  
There's a variety of decent moderates in this area and it's one of the few areas with kid and beginner-friendly climbs. Everything on the main Pink Face wall is fun on stellar quality rock. The main Pink Face wall stays in the shade most of the day. The Pink Face Buttress on the right side offers some more challenging climbs with bouldery starts.

As a side note- the hillside is extremely loose. We've made some effort to stabilize and mark the trails. Try to walk on established trails and large rocks whenever possible to help with the erosion issue. Thanks. Apr 6, 2016
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
Edit/Update: A new permanent plank-bridge has been installed just downstream below the Big Tower to access this area.

The recent high water flow has demolished the original Pink Face Bridge. There are some small logs that can be traversed with caution-only when the water is very low.

The new climbs at Pink Face are moderate (from 5.3 to 5.10b), making "Pink Face Area" an even better beginner area. Apr 17, 2016

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