Elevation: 4,788 ft
GPS: 38.487, -120.225 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Salamanizer suchoski on Jan 24, 2019
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Northeast Face is everything from the far Left side of Cal Dome to the end of the Tibetan Tower which hosts routes like; Silk Road and Sands of Time.
The Northeast Face is the steeper side of Calaveras Dome. Here you'll find challenging pure trad routes, Aid routes, difficult face climbs and long multi pitch routes. The face is in the sun early, but typically goes into the shade by mid afternoon. Most routes can be rappelled with two 60m ropes. Some routes require a bit of piecing together rappel stations of other routes, but typically, there's always a way down. The Northeast face is also home to the EDP rappel route. Found just to the left of the top of Rastaman Vibrations and the Karakoram Highway, it is a (though sphincter puckeringly exposed) direct rappel route back to the base of the cliff, often done in the dark by bug eyed dirty, hungry and tired climbers.

Getting There

Find the cairns that mark the trailhead that leads up through the woods trending left below the base of the dome. It is a not so well marked trail, but obvious once you're on it. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northeast Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Sands of Time
Trad 11 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Schizophrenic Dike
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 27
Silk Road (High Times)
Trad 14 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Fine Line
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sands of Time
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 11 pitches
Schizophrenic Dike
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Silk Road (High Times)
 27
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 14 pitches
Fine Line
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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