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Routes in The Cliffs of Insanity

Butter Cup T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Iocane Powder TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Prepare to Die T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Princess Tried, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
R.O.U.S. S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Six Fingered Man S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
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Description

The Cliffs of Insanity are located to the east of the Sentinel. There is a good mix of sport climbs in the 5.8-5.12 range. There is also a OW test piece that might chew you up and spit you out. (Prepare to Die, 5.10d) The SW face gets great late afternoon sun for those cold winter days. There is still little lichen on most routes due to the light traffic.

Giants and six fingered men have been known to hang out here, so be careful.

Getting There

Park at a pullout on the left after 4.4 miles in the canyon (mile maker 28 6/10). Cross the river and hike towards the Sentinel for ~75 feet. Traverse east on an obivous ledge system below the Sentinel. Hike slowly up the hill until a trail below the cliff is gained. Ascend a 800 foot knotted rope to the top of the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Cliffs of Insanity

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Butter Cup
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 4
Six Fingered Man
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
The Princess Tried
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butter Cup
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Six Fingered Man
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
The Princess Tried
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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