Elevation: 7,900 ft
GPS: 37.789, -118.914 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Jul 3, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Inyo National Forest Closed Details

Description

This area plays host to some of the best sections of rock at Clark Canyon. As the name suggests, the island has climbing on all sides, ranging from short pocket pulling at The Alcove, to long sustained climbs at Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff.

Getting There

From the parking lot hike up the trail going straight past the boulder. At the split, take the right trail (the left goes to Area 13) up the steep hill to the base of the Main Island.

40 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Porridge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Peanut Brittle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 74
Pull My Finger
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Dr Jeckyll
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Mr. Hyde
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Eightball
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Unknown
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 62
Driller Instinct
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 4
Womb with a View
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Jihad
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Maltese Falcon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Dirty Dancing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Porridge Maltese Falcon Cliff
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Peanut Brittle Alcove
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pull My Finger Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 74
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Dr Jeckyll Alcove
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Hyde Alcove
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Eightball Alcove
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unknown Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Driller Instinct Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 62
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Womb with a View Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Jihad Holy Wars Cliff
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Maltese Falcon Maltese Falcon Cliff
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dirty Dancing Holy Wars Cliff
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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