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Shared By: C Miller on Sep 25, 2007
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Description

This is the more popular side of the Smooth Sole Wall and is home to several single pitch classics including Mickey Mantle (5.8 R), The Fiend (5.9 R) and Ultimatum (5.10b R), all of which offer great climbing on excellent rock with some runouts.

The climbing here is primarily runout slab climbing on excellent rock, and while it's a great place to hone your slab technique and lead head, it's probably best to be solid at the grade when leading these routes.

Getting There

From where the trail first meets the rock (Buttress of Cracks), walk left, continue along the Sunshine Face, and start up the broad gully. Before long, exit to the left, along a ledge, and then either tunnel through a flake or scramble up along its top. You are now at the base of the right side of the Smooth Sole Wall. A deep chimney (Chatsworth Chimney) splits the formation. For most of the routes to the right of the chimney, you can descend via a 90' rappel from bolts. Chatsworth Chimney and all routes to the left finish at the top of the rock - you can scramble down along either side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side

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
 3
Mantle Fiend
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 74
Mickey Mantle
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 23
The Fiend
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Sensuous Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 14
Howard's Fifty Footer
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Under The Sea
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mantle Fiend
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Mickey Mantle
 74
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
The Fiend
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Sensuous Corner
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Howard's Fifty Footer
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
Under The Sea
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
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