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Routes in White Owl Face and Laughing Owl Area

Aquarium T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Attack of the White Owl S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bubbles T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crack of the Future T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Crack that Never Was, The TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Egg Cracker, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Little Wing T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Owl Cliff Club, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pocket Change S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
White Owl T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wide Owl T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wingless T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

The White Owl Face and Laughing Owl Area make up the right side of the Left Cliff. When walking right under the cliff from the approach trail, in a few hundred feet, in front of you and to the right is the shear White Owl Face, making up the right side of a huge corner. This face is home to a number of super classic one pitch Owl's test pieces, including Brady Libby's 12c finger crack Crack of the Future, Ward Smith's sport routes Owl Cliff Club 12b/c, Attack of the White Owl 5.13b (sandbag), and Jerry Handren's gem White Owl 11d/12a, another of Owl's classic finger cracks.

Continuing around the corner to the right of the face, the tall Laughing Owl buttress will be above you, with many vertical cracks running up it, and a slab to the right. This area offers pleasant climbing at a more moderate grade than the previous face, with routes currently ranging from 5.6 to stiff 5.10. To get to the base of most of the climbs, continue following a trail to the right, around broken rock and up a steep wooded slope. The trail will then swing back and drop you off at the base of the right hand slab, near the routes Pocket Change and Bubbles. Dropping down into the little alcove to the left will get you to the start of the cracks Egg Cracker 5.10 and Laughing Owl 5.9

Getting There

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