2-Rowell Rock Climbing
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Closure is in effect on the following National Forests: Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.
Prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California.
Closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California.
All trails are closed and dispersed camping is prohibited at this time.
So far (as of August 2016), it has three 2-bolt anchors, one for Sport (left face), two for Trad (left corner and right ramp). The right ramp likely could be used to set up top anchors for Top-Roping routes on the left side of sector 3 Trident.
Overall faces WSW, but left side faces more S.
Name: Galen Rowell is most famous as a ground-breaking photographer of mountain climbing, but he was also a strong bold climber. Grew up in Berkeley, later settled in Bishop. Led the first "clean" ascent of Half Dome (without using rock-damaging pitons) -- and also photographed and reported it for a famous popular magazine. Soloed some high-mountain routes in the southern Eastside. His photos with stories book High and Wild inspired many to get into mountaineering, and especially in the Sierra -- (What more he could have accomplished if not killed in an airplane crash).
. . (previous name "Génépi" was for the Aiguille du Génépi, a satellite peak of the Aiguille d'Argentiere, with several fun less-difficult multi-pitch rock routes near the Refuge d'Argentiere mountain hotel / "hut").
warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.
Or at times of low water flow in Rush Creek, consider the "Alternate hiking/wading approach" described further down on the Rush area description page to reach sector 1 Farquhar, then scramble steep up right.
--> see Map
--> see Photo overview from NW | | Left side sectors 1 2 3 4
GPS tracks for hiking/scrambling approaches -- view (or download) on
- - > this Map of the Rush crag
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