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Elevation: 4,786 ft 1,459 m
GPS: 38.48669, -120.22452
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Shared By: Salamanizer Ski on Jan 24, 2019
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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.

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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. 

25 Total Climbs

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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
 78
Sands of Time
Trad 6 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
Schizophrenic Dike
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
The Emerald
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Mr. Stiffy
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 51
Silk Road (High Times)
Trad 14 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Fine Line
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 4
Karakoram Highway
Trad 19 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sands of Time
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Schizophrenic Dike
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Emerald
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Mr. Stiffy
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Silk Road (High Times)
 51
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 14 pitches
Fine Line
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Karakoram Highway
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 19 pitches
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