Macondo Cliff Rock Climbing
Routes in Macondo Cliff
|Drill Rig S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Dystopia S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Floridita S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Macondo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Off Shore Drilling S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Utopia S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Weasel Buttress Center T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Weasel Buttress Left T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Weasel Buttress Right T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||38.654, -122.619 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Ed Henicle on May 8, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionA remote cliff high on the ridge above the Far Side - follow trail above Kola
These routes were put up while the Deep Water Horizon oil rig was spewing in the Gulf of Mexico. The sea floor area where it sank was ironically called the Macondo Tract. Macondo was the fictitious name of the obscure, ill-fated town whose story is detailed in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's pulitzer prize winning book "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Because the crag is so remote, has loose rock and seemed destined for obscurity, Macondo seemed a most appropriate name at the time.
Getting ThereTake a direct line from the summit of Kola (top of Far Side) directly toward the South Summit. This trail begins on the saddle just beyond the walk off option of Kola.
Climb a steep 3rd class gully which leads to a trail which switchbacks up the ridge for 500 yards (15 minutes). The trail passes through some fallen pine trees eventually merging with the right (downhill side) of the Macondo Cliff formation. From there it is possible to access the base area, or by going right and up, the summit area.
Approach time is about 1 hour 15 min from car
From the top of the Macondo cliff the trail continues upward for another 500 yards to the south summit area and a branch of the fire road.
Classic Climbing Routes at Macondo Cliff
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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