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Elevation: 4,306 ft
GPS: 35.97174, -115.46321
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Shared By: Kristine Hoffman on Jan 24, 2014 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

Crags on the East Side of Mount Potosi.

Getting There Suggest change

From the intersection of Highways 159 and 160 travel west about 5.9 miles and hang a left (south) on to the dirt road, Cottonwood Valley Road. There is a dirt parking lot here with an outhouse. Travel south on this road about 0.9 miles from the highway. Turn right and follow this extremely rough dirt road for an additional 1.7 miles to the parking area. On this road, there is one intersection where you bear left toward the southern of two choices of gullies that come down from the summit.

The road can be in very bad shape at times. You may have to park somewhere along the road when it gets worse than you like. There are some pull-offs. From here you can hike to the Clear Light Cave and Buena Vista.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Pounders
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Dirty Snachez
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Tennies
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 50
Whamo (1st anchor)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
PMS
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Guns and Provolone
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Mijou
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
Moment of Clarity (1st anchor)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
PMA
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Santorini
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
Captain Caveman
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Merry Christmas
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Caveman Ecstasy
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Countdown to Ecstasy
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
The Natural
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pounders Porcelain Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dirty Snachez Porcelain Wall
 9
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tennies Porcelain Wall
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Whamo (1st anchor) Clear Light Cave
 50
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
PMS Clear Light Cave
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Guns and Provolone Porcelain Wall
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Mijou Clear Light Cave
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Moment of Clarity (1st anchor) Clear Light Cave
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
PMA Clear Light Cave
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Santorini Clear Light Cave
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Captain Caveman Clear Light Cave
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Merry Christmas Clear Light Cave
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Caveman Ecstasy Clear Light Cave
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Countdown to Ecstasy Clear Light Cave
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Natural Clear Light Cave
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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