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Routes in East Face of the Elephant's Head (The Caves)

Alamo, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Black Gold S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Honeybee S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Unknown S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Elevation: 2,600 ft
GPS: 34.527, -118.402 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 24, 2013
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

To some discerning eyes (and with imagination/pareidolia) this formation appears to be the head of an elephant, facing south. The massive and steep east face of the Elephant Head is the first, and the largest, formation encountered when making the approach to Texas Canyon. The East Face is destinguished by the large caves along the base of the wall. The East Face is labeled as The Caves in Troy Mayr's 2004 Southern California Sport Climbing (3rd edition).

Getting There

From the parking area, follow the dirt road, west, past the locked gate. The East Face of the Elephant Head is the formation with the caves, as the crags of Texas Canyon come into view.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Face of the Elephant's Head (The Caves)

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Black Gold
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Honeybee
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Gold
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Honeybee
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
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