Singed Crag Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||B-Mkll Mackall on Sep 20, 2014|
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DescriptionA small offshoot crag just up hill to the left of Scorched Earth proper. Its defining feature and route is the beautiful and striking Prow visible from highway 191. This crag hides out of sight and mind from most who visit Scorched Earth but holds two of the area's longer and more exciting climbs on amazingly grippy gray (and yellow) limestone. Interesting crystal lined pockets and the spiny, low angle gray rock similar to SE's right side predominate here, creating an interesting mix of climbing for the two routes currently established.
These climbs don't see nearly the traffic as the main crag, and so suffer from a bit of looseness in spots. Parties are advised to wear helmets, especially when pulling ropes. However, most of the rock is solid and almost too grippy to believe; the holds are very interesting and are more sculpted, deviating from the incessant horizontals and vertical cracks found over at SE proper.
If you are tired of the greasiness, silt, or crowds (not) of Scorched Earth, please VISIT THIS CRAG. These routes are the best I've been on in the Squaw area and need some traffic to clean up into perfection.
Getting ThereOn the Scorched Earth approach trail, after passing the large boulders, wait for the trail to take a hard right uphill towards the main crag. Keep an eye out for a faint track leading left into the woods. Try to follow this up and left, sidehilling until you can see the crag come into view. Either stay low here following the best track, or work your way to the base of the cliff and traverse left on steep looseness to the great flat base area. The prow is unmistakable, towering 140 feet, overhanging and proud.
Approach only takes about 5 minutes more than for SE.
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