9-Secor Rock Climbing
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The rock face is roughly 45-65 feet tall. Faces ENE.
After reaching the platform at top left of this cliff, could continue on to additional pitches by using "Connect Low" to connect to the upper half of the route "Left Ridge", which connects logically with "NorthEast ridge Left side" or "NE ridge Direct". Or use "Connect Secor to Moynier" to logically connect with "NE Ridge Direct" or "NE Ridge Right side".
WIthout first going to main top platform, could also use the Variation of "Left Slab" to connect to upper half of "Left Ridge" which then connects with other routes. Or simply start with with the whole route of "Left Ridge".
The two-bolt anchor on the wall behind the main top platform could be useful for a Leader belaying followers to connect from a pitch on sector Secor to a connecting route to the Mid-Level Ledge of sector Moynier.
Top-Roping: Currently in 2018 there is a static line attached to a tree on top of the left side of the cliff, which could be used for protection and/or aid in getting to a desired 2-bolt top-rope from the top of another route. Or could be used as a component to construct a temporary top anchor for TR.
There are also as of 2018 a two-bolt anchor and one "facultative" bolt above left from the top of the route Left Arete + Crack. The facutative bolt is on the "floor" of the platform, the anchor is back on the wall behind the platform - which could be used for protection in getting to a desired 2-bolt top-rope anchor. Or could be used as a component to construct a temporary top anchor for TR. Or for making the transition to a another higher pitch in sector 8 Moynier.
. . (For more detail about the two-bolt anchor, see the route "Left Slab".
. . (The "facultative" bolt + hanger for are 304 Stainless steel, 3/8 inch, installed 2017).
In case anchor hardware is damaged or missing or otherwise inadequate, recommend to carry a few feet of 8mm climbing accessory cord and at least one quick-link.
As of 2017, a quick and straightforward way to reach the top of the cliff to set up an anchor Top-Roping is to lead the bolted route Hammerbruch.
Name: R. J. Secor grew up around Claremont or Pomona, later lived in Pasadena. Loved to climb many peaks each year, not only in the Sierra, and led several organizations to help other SoCal climbers to get out doing it. Also supported climbing mountains by writing guidebooks for different world regions ... above all his remarkably inclusive guidebook for climbing and accessing the mountains of the Eastside (and west side) Sierra ... then added the careful labor of revised editions.
warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.
Go right (NW) from there a short ways to pass under the low part of sector 8 reach the bottom of sector 9.
- - > See where on this overview Photo
- - > See Access scrambles + trails, and Anchor locations on this Photo
- - > See on this Photo
Time + effort estimate: From north end of parking lot to the base of this sector is about +160 vertical feet over 0.2 mile distance (+48.5m over 0.27km), so typical range of hiking times 8-15 minutes.
GPS tracks for hiking/scrambling approaches -- view (or download) on
- - > this Map of the Silver Lake crag
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