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6-Sharma

California > Sierra Eastside > June Lake Area > Rush

Description

Overall faces WSW.

Name: Chris Sharma is most famous for having taken sport-climbing difficulty to whole new levels. Early promoter of a new kind of climbing: deep water soloing (DWS). Grew up and started climbing indoors and outdoors around Santa Cruz. Created the hardest single-pitch route in California (and North America?) on the (non-Yosemite) Clark Mt. Earlier opened one of the most famous boulder problems in the world-famous Buttermilks by Bishop.

. . previous name "Lachenal" was for Pointes Lachenal (named after climber Louis Lachenal), SSE from the Aiguille du Midi and Refuge des Cosmiques overlooking the upper part of the giant Mer de Glace glacier. With several great fun multi-pitch granite routes.

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.

Getting There

Follow the instructions on the Rush area description page to reach sector 7 Hill. Then turn Left and walk N about 100 feet (at first a ways uphill) to reach this sector. (8-16 minutes)

--> see Map
--> see Photo overview from NW
--> see Photo overview from W

--> see Photo of Right Center sectors

GPS tracks for hiking/scrambling approaches -- view (or download) on
- - > this Map of the Rush crag

Routes from Left to Right

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 2
Left Diagonals
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 2
Squeaky Wheel
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Minority Figured
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Diagonals
 2
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Squeaky Wheel
 2
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Minority Figured
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad

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Right Center of Rush main wall
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overview of sectors:
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4. Clyde
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5. Brower
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6. Sharma
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7. Hill
[Hide Photo] Right Center of Rush main wall overview of sectors: 4. Clyde 5. Brower 6. Sharma 7. Hill
sector 6 Sharma - area Rush
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C. Left Diagonals
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Sharma sector 6 of Rush area:
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Q. . (sector 5: Chasing the Butterfly)
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C. Left Diagonals
[Hide Photo] Sharma sector 6 of Rush area: Q. . (sector 5: Chasing the Butterfly) . C. Left Diagonals
Sharma sector 6 of Rush area
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