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Routes in The Old Woman - West Face

Band Saw T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Bridwell-Sustad T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cavity, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dandelion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dandelion Stem TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dandelion Wine TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dogleg T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Double Cross T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Double Start T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Iron Man's Traverse T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Little Old Lady T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lower Band T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Middle Band T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Northwest Chimney T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Orphan T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Route 499 T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sexy Grandma T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sexy Grandpa T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Treinte Anos T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
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Description

This is the side facing the road and the one seen as you drive into Hidden Valley Campground from the north. The twenty or so routes on the face are a mix of crack and face climbs with ratings ranging from 5.2 to 5.11d with most in the 5.10+ and under range.

Popular routes here include Double Cross (5.7+), Dogleg (5.8+), Sexy Grandma (5.9), Orphan (5.9) and Route 499 (5.11b).

Getting There

Easily reached via a trail from the Hidden Valley Campground day use lot below Intersection Rock, or from anywhere within the Campground proper.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Old Woman - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Sexy Grandpa
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,085
Double Cross
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 360
Dogleg
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 169
Orphan
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 405
Sexy Grandma
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 91
Dandelion
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 56
Band Saw
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 68
Route 499
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Bridwell-Sustad
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sexy Grandpa
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Double Cross
 1,085
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dogleg
 360
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Orphan
 169
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sexy Grandma
 405
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Dandelion
 91
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Band Saw
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
Route 499
 68
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Bridwell-Sustad
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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