The Unlode Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.643, -83.709 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Jason Halladay on Oct 17, 2010|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike|
DescriptionSo you find yourself at The Motherlode only to discover it's crazy crowded and quite the scene. It's fun to watch the scene unfold for a while but you prefer climbing away from crowds, dogs running all around and photographers rapping in from above.
If this description fits you, you might be interested in The Unlode.
Sure, it's a bit of a bushwhack to find and only has three routes but you're already parked at The Motherlode and heck, your friends may still be up at the 'Lode whipping all over their projects so you've got time to kill.
A short 6 minute hike will get you to some fun, steep routes where you're almost guaranteed to not run into anyone else.
The area gets afternoon shade.
Recently Purchased in 2017 by the RRGCC. Details
Getting ThereFrom the parking at The Motherlode, head back up the hill you drove down to get to the parking area. Walk up the road for a couple minutes and keep a sharp eye out for a very overgrown old road on the left. If you end up questioning yourself, "is this really an old road?", you've found it. Bushwack along this road for less than a minute to where it appears to peter out. Keep going. (You did remember to wear pants, right?) Traverse along the now very faint old road to cross a bit of a drainage. Look for a cairn shortly thereafter and head uphill for a minute or so. Keep looking to your right and you'll see the wall. Beat a path straight uphill to the wall and you'll be at the base of the two 5.11 routes.
Total approach time from the parking at The Motherlode is approximately 7 minutes.
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